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Growers Celebrate As Uruguay Prepares To Legalize Marijuana Cultivation, Distribution

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URUGUAY: Pot connoisseurs of the world take note: Uruguay is about to go where no country has gone before by legalizing the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, with the left-of-center government regulating all facets of the trade.

Uruguay To Sell Legal Marijuana For $1 A Gram

Uruguay's first marijuana club seeks to open.

URUGUAY: Uruguay’s drug tsar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 a gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The plan to create a government-run legal marijuana industry has passed the lower house of Congress, and Uruguay’s president, José Mujica, expects to push it through the Senate soon as part of Read the full article…

Before Marijuana, Uruguay Battled Regulating The Nation's Liquor

Although the government had initially been aiming for year-end, marijuana could start being sold from pharmacies in March.

URUGUAY:  The government of Uruguay makes Scotch whisky. It also makes and sells rum, vodka and cognac, and has done so for nearly a century. Many people consider this sideline of the state to be an historical accident — a wasteful and even eccentric contradiction.

Sting and Richard Branson Rapped for Endorsing Marijuana Legalization in Uruguay

Pop star Sting, left, and Sir Richard Branson, right, are honorary members of the international board of pro-reform pressure group Drug Policy Alliance which has been accused of meddling in Uruguay's politics

UNITED KINGDOM:  Sting and Sir Richard Branson have been accused of using Uruguay as a ‘laboratory’ for the drug reform after backing a campaign to legalize cannabis in the country. Uruguay is set to become the first nation in the world to allow anyone to grow, sell and consume cannabis freely.

How will Uruguay’s marijuana law work?

Uruguay's senate is expected to legalize marijuana

URUGUAY — On July 31st the lower house of Uruguay’s congress narrowly voted to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana (cannabis). The bill has passed to the Senate, where it is expected to be approved with a comfortable margin. If it does, it will be signed into law by President José Mujica, who has Read the full article…

Uruguay to defend marijuana plan at U.N.

"I never smoked a marijuana joint, but I've come to notice that I need to rejuvenate my neurons and realize what the life of young people is like."

URUGUAY: Uruguayan President Jose Mujica plans to defend his government’s groundbreaking marijuana licensing plan in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in September, his spokesman said Friday.

Uruguay on verge of creating first national marijuana market

Uruguay's first marijuana club seeks to open.

URUGUAY: is poised to become the first nation to create a legal, regulated marijuana market, encouraging growers and sellers to produce enough pot to keep users from depending on illegal drug traffickers.