Uruguay to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation in Uruguay to legalize marijuana is expected to become law soon. Pot will not be treated like bananas, however. “Cannabis consumers would be allowed to buy a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) each month from state-regulated pharmacies as long as they are over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases.” Six plants can be home grown each year.

Although government regulation of marijuana is not ideal, at least it will not be a crime to smoke or possess a plant–like it is in that bastion of freedom–the USA.


7:49 pm on December 10, 2013