What Legalizing Pot In Uruguay Means For the World

This small Latin American country is now on the forefront of global drug policy reform
Ethan Nadelmann
Time Magazine (US)
Friday, August 2, 2013

biz_marijuana_0601Late Wednesday night, following months of intensive debate and negotiation, the Uruguayan House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuana. If approved by the Senate, President José Mujica will certainly sign it, at which point Uruguay will become the first country in the world to replace its marijuana prohibition law with a legal regulatory system.