Uruguay Aims to Be First to Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay’s eccentric President, José Mujica, recently stated that even though marijuana is still underground in the nation of just over three million people, "you can smell it everywhere." Recent legislation aims to normalize and legalize the substance. On the last day of July, Uruguay’s lower house, known as the "Chamber of Deputies," approved legislation to…

Uruguay Introduces Plan to Legalize Marijuana

Defense Minister Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro has submitted a plan to the government a plan to legalize the sale of marijuana through government controlled outlets. Revenues would be used to fund rehabilitation programs. Several countries throughout Latin America have recently legalized small amounts of marijuana, including Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Fernández Huidobro noted that it is…