The Economist Explains: How Will Uruguay’s Marijuana Law Work? | By the end of the month, it may be legal to light up a joint while watching the sun set over Punta del Este. Drug law reformers hailed the bill’s progress as “historic”. But plenty of other countries, from Portugal to the United States, have loosened up their drug laws in recent years. What makes Uruguay’s proposals different?
The United Nations remains adamant that the efforts displayed by the United States and Uruguay to reform marijuana laws is a direct violation of international drug treaties, and perhaps the beginning of an international shakedown - if an adequate explanation for the blatant disregard for world law is not communicated.
After Uruguay became the first country in world to fully legalize the cannabis use, the cannabis lovers in the USA doubled their effort to promote the values and the goals of the cannabis legalization movement.
Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the marijuana trade on Tuesday in a 16-13 vote. Supporters of the law gathered near Congress holding green balloons and Jamaican flags in homage to Bob Marley.
Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana! | The Uruguayan Senate approved the government’s marijuana legalization bill on a 16-13 vote Tuesday evening. It already passed the lower chamber, and it’s the president’s bill, so he’s going to sign it. Uruguay will have a legal, state-regulated marijuana commerce 120 days after that.