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Uruguay Marijuana Legalization

Uruguayans Can Now Sign Up To Grow Their Own Weed

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government...

Uruguay's Legal Marijuana Market Begins Rollout

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica signed the long-awaited rules for Uruguay's legal pot marketplace Tuesday, launching a rollout that...

Uruguay Unveils Details for World's First National Legal Marijuana Market

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Hannah Hetzer

On Friday, Uruguay released its long-anticipated regulations accompanying the law that was signed into effect last December, which made it the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.

Uruguay Releases Rules For Legal Marijuana Market

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 05.03.2014 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay has finally released its rules for the legal marijuana market it is launching this year, detailing how the govern...

Uruguay's Prez: Our Marijuana Market Will Be Better Than Colorado's

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says Uruguay's legal marijuana market will be much better than the system in Colorado, which doesn'...

Uruguay To Track Pot By Genetic Markers

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in the country will be registered and tracked using radio frequency ...

Uruguay, Little Trailblazer That Could

Carolina De Robertis | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Carolina De Robertis

Uruguay has been receiving an avalanche of worldwide recognition. The Guardian called the entire country "heroic," Foreign Policy named President Mujica among its "100 Leading Global Thinkers," and The Economist named Uruguay its first-ever "Country of the Year." What's spurring all the attention?

Matt Sledge

How Uruguay Legalized Marijuana Dealing

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Late Tuesday night, a small Latin American country voted to become the first in the world to legalize the sale and distribution of marijuana. Just ...

Uruguay Determined To Legalize Marijuana

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay seems determined to create a legal marijuana market despite warnings from educators, psychiatrists and pharmacist...

Uruguay On Verge of Becoming First Country in World to Legalize Marijuana

Hannah Hetzer | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Hannah Hetzer

Next Tuesday, the Uruguayan Senate will vote on a bill that would make their country the first in the world to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adults.

Pot In Uruguay Is About To Get Super Legal (And Super Cheap)

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

Good news, Uruguayan potheads -- your weed habit is about to get a whole lot cheaper. Uruguay's lower house passed an unprecedented bill last week ...

Uruguay Takes Big First Step Toward Legally Regulated Marijuana Market

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's unprecedented plan to create a legal marijuana market won its critical first step Wednesday in the lower house o...

Matt Sledge

Latin American Drug Report Envisions Legalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.18.2013 | World

NEW YORK -- The Organization of American States on Friday released a report laying out a future in which more countries in the Western Hemisphere lega...

Govt May Become Uruguay's Leading Pot Dealer

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay came one step closer to turning the government into the country's leading pot dealer on Thursday, as lawmakers for...

The Genie Has Escaped the Drug Prohibition Bottle

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 09.29.2012 | World
Ethan Nadelmann

The long term alternative to the failed global drug prohibition regime ultimately lies in embracing three specific policy options: legal regulation of cannabis; full decriminalization of possession of small amounts of drugs; and legal access to pharmaceutical versions of other illicit drugs for addicts.

The World's First Nation To Sell Marijuana Directly?

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Uruguay's president has made it clear that his plan for legalizing marijuana in the South American nation does not mean he favors ...

Government Proposes Selling Weed To Fight Crime

AP | PABLO FERNANDEZ | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's national government said Wednesday it hopes to fight a growing crime problem by selling marijuana to citizens re...