Uruguay Plans to Legalize and Sell Marijuana

 by lucy

The South American country of Uruguay will send a plan to Congress on Wednesday that will legalize the sale of marijuana.  The intent of the bill is to cut down on violence and crime related to drug sales.

By removing profits from drug cartels, their presence will be greatly diminished in the country.  In addition, allowing users to purchase and smoke marijuana legally would encourage the choice of marijuana over harder, more addictive drugs.

Should the bill pass, the government will be the only party allowed to sell marijuana cigarettes.  In order to buy them, adults would have to register as a user.

Under the bill, the amount purchased by each registered user would be monitored, and those who buy excessive amounts will be required to participate in drug rehabilitation.



7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Mike-420 said on Jun 20, 2012

    HAHAHA WOW… This is gonna be intresting to see the results of!

    I wanna know wtf they consider excessive amounts to be.. Fuck i buy excessive ammounts right now! lol

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    Kenobi said on Jun 20, 2012

    Yea I also am very curious what they consider "excessive" also… what else is involved in registering a user. I don't really like the sound of that.

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    silencedogood said on Jun 20, 2012

    Yeah this is a failure from the get go. Imagine if you were presented with this. The US will sell you weed if you register with them, but they are the only ones who sell it to you and they can tell you if you have had too much and then they can incarcerate you based on their belief of when enough is enough.

    NEVER gonna work. Registration for a questionable item has not worked out so well in the past for anything. If you must register people will sell it illegally. And if registration makes you "different" you would be crazy to put yourself on that list.

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    Type3Steve said on Jun 21, 2012

    Rehab? WTF??
    They should leave the gov. out! We know where to get it! Just decriminalize!

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    Type3Steve said on Jun 21, 2012

    Fuck the gov. Just keep smokin' the way u you're doing now!

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    spellcheck said on Jun 22, 2012

    you guys realise govt is made up of humans just like you?
    "we the people" ring a bell?
    just kill em and move on to the next bunch, if the =y dont get the point… off with their heads. eventually you will get the right people. but that too will not last and more measures of checks and balancing will be required. but not this bs third-party oversight commitee. people selected at random similar to jury selection would probably keep it kosher.

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    said on Jul 4, 2012

    At least we get to watch a plan like this pit into action somewhere. Maybe people will start realizing that what sounds passable on paper is terrible in practice. Need some good heads in the office. And if we don't like them.. We just send in spellcheck to clean it out and get us new politicians :D haha

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