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Uruguay Marijuana

The Little-Big Power Broker Behind the Cuba Detente

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Ximena Ortiz

When diminutive Uruguay opened its territorial arms to six detainees previously held by the United States in Guantanamo, Cuba, it could hardly have expected the geopolitical impact of its good-will gesture.

13 Reasons We'll Miss Uruguay's Weed-Legalizing President

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.04.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay's President José "Pepe" Mujica became an instant celebrity in 2012 after the BBC published a feature documenting his austere lifestyle and de...

Uruguay Ex-President Tabare Vazquez Wins Election, Pot Plan Safe

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Tabare Vazquez easily won Uruguay's presidential election on Sunday, returning to power a left-leaning coalition that has...

Don't Worry, Government Weed Will Probably Remain Legal In Uruguay After All

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.30.2014 | Latino Voices

In the run up to elections over the weekend, it looked as though the opposition may gain enough momentum to throw cold water on Uruguay’s trailblazi...

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...

Uruguayan Prez Explains Why Legalizing Weed Is A 'Security Issue'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 08.21.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay’s trailblazing legislation legalizing the world’s first government-controlled weed market “began essentially as a security issue,” Pre...

Why Uruguay's Government Won't Make Money Off Legal Weed

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2014 | Latino Voices

By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO, May 19 (Reuters) - Uruguay will exempt marijuana production and sales from taxes in a bid to ensure pri...

There's A Lot More To Uruguay's Legal Weed Than The $1-A-Gram Price

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices

The regulations for Uruguay’s legalized, government-controlled marijuana trade went into effect Tuesday, though it will still be a few months before...

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'...

This Is How Much Pot You Will Be Able To Buy Legally In Uruguay

AP | LEONARDO HABERKORN | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and President Jose Mujica has a...

Medicinal Marijuana Headed To Uruguay Prisons

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Prisoners in the jails of Uruguay will be able to use marijuana if a doctor says it will benefit their health. Uruguay's...

Matt Sledge

Uruguay Considers Giving Medical Marijuana To Cocaine Addicts | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Uruguay is considering using medical marijuana to treat prison inmates addicted to a crude and cheap form of cocaine, one of the country's...

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 Will Grow Its Marijuana In Military Facility

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.12.2014 | World

Uruguay said Thursday it agreed to take five prisoners from Guantanamo, as US President Barack Obama works to fulfill his years-old promise to close t...

U.N. Still Upset Over Uruguay Legalizing Weed

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Latino Voices

The United Nations is still on Uruguay’s case over legalizing weed. The International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. panel, criticized Uruguay T...

These Countries Mull Over Marijuana Legalization After Uruguay Ruling

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.16.2014 | Latino Voices

The marijuana legalization experiments underway in Washington state, Colorado and Uruguay have prompted or accelerated discussion about changing pot l...

Uruguayan President To United States: Legalize It!

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | Latino Voices

The president of Uruguay wants more countries to legalize weed. Speaking to Reuters on Thursday, President José Mujica called on the United State...

Where The World May Soon Get Its Weed

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Foreign countries may soon be buying their weed from Uruguay. Countries that permit the medicinal use of marijuana -- including Canada, Chile and ...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Just Had The Best Year Ever | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Move over Pope Francis, because marijuana just had the Best. Year. Ever. From popular support nationwide to the federal government's decision not t...

The Economist Recognizes How Awesome Weed-Legalizing Uruguay Is

Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Uruguay may have been criticized by the U.N. agency charged with overseeing illegal drugs, but the South American country is earning praise from The E...

Reflections on the Best Year Ever in Drug Policy Reform

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

I'm not one to use the term "tipping point" lightly, because one can only say you've hit it so many times before losing one's credibility, but I do think we've hit the tipping point on marijuana legalization -- for three reasons.

Uruguay's Prez Rips Into U.N. Official Over Marijuana Law: ‘Stop Lying'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

José “Pepe” Mujica shot back on Friday at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administ...