Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana,with the government regulating the production,sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence. The Senate gave final legislative approval to the Bill last Tuesday,and President Jose Mujica,who campaigned for the legislation,is expected to sign it into law. Uruguays drug control agency will have 120 days,until mid-April,to draft regulations imposing state control over the entire market for marijuana,from seed to smoke. Everyone involved must be licensed and registered,with government monitors enforcing limits like 40 gm a month any adult will be able to buy at pharmacies or the six marijuana plants that license-holders will be allowed to grow at home.
Written by Associated Press | Published:December 15, 2013 5:06 am