Uruguay says pot law won't make it a drug haven

Sunday, June 24, 2012

legalizar-uruguay-2012bUruguay's government plans to start growing marijuana soon after a law legalizing sales of the drug passes Congress, but a ban on selling to foreigners will stop the country becoming a drug tourism hot-spot, officials say. The government announced plans to legalize the marijuana market as part of a drive to stop rising crime, arguing that the drug is less harmful than the black market where it currently trades.