Uruguay government aide defends marijuana plan

The Seattle Times (US)
Thursday, November 22, 2012

planta-tu-planta-uruguayJuan Vaz, an Uruguayan activist and government aide who has been jailed for growing marijuana in his home, says it's time to end a contradiction that lets people in his country smoke pot but bans its sale or cultivation. The proposal formally introduced to Congress last week would create a National Cannabis Institute with the power to license people and companies to produce marijuana for recreational, medical or industrial uses.