Uruguay vote moves the country towards legal cannabis

日期:2017-06-22 05:00:25 作者:朱亡逍 阅读:

“A CUTTING-EDGE experiment”. That’s how Uruguay’s president José Mujica described his government’s vote to allow the production, sale and distribution of cannabis. If passed by the upper house of parliament – which is expected – the new laws will allow registered users to buy up to 40 grams a month from a pharmacist, grow six plants at home, or grow 99 plants as part of a “cannabis club”. Uruguay has seen increases in crime associated with illegal drugs. According to the US Department of State, the problem continues despite “consistent government efforts to combat these trends”. Mujica says the legislation aims to bring an existing market into the light of day. “They are doing it for the same reason the US stopped alcohol prohibition,