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After the lower house passed the controversial marijuana bill July 31, Uruguay is poised to become the first country on the planet to regulate the production, sale, and distribution of the drug, and provide a model for countries looking for alternatives to the world’s dominant drug policy paradigm. Read More


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Continued Opposition to Uruguay Marijuana Law a Challenge for Govt

Continued Opposition to Uruguay Marijuana Law a Challenge for Govt

Over 60 percent of people in Uruguay believe the country's marijuana law should be repealed, indicating continued widespread opposition to legalizing marijuana as the implementation process for the new legislation drags on. Read more

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Known as "the Switzerland of Latin America," Uruguay has some of the lowest crime rates and most stable state institutions in the region. At the same time, however, the historically peaceful country is undergoing a steady rise in crime and insecurity, much of which is linked to drug trafficking and small-scale gang activity.

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