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Uruguay Becomes First Country to Legalize Marijuana Market

Written by Silvia Viñas On 11 December 2013 @ 1:18 am | No Comments

In Breaking News, English, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish, Uruguay

Uruguay's Senate voted 16 to 13 to legalize [1] the production and sale of marijuana [2]. [3] President Mujica is expected to sign the law, which would become effective starting next year.

I'm in favor of legalizing marijuana, but it would be great to make headlines around the world because of our security and education.

Ignacio de los Reyes, the BBC's Argentina and Southern Cone correspondent, tweeted on December 10:

Stay tuned for more citizen reactions.

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URLs in this post:

[1] legalize: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/11/uruguay-cannabis-marijuana-production-sale-law

[2] production and sale of marijuana: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/08/06/uruguay-one-step-closer-to-legalizing-marijuana/

[3] .: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/uruguay-legalizes-marijua_n_4415245.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

[4] December 11, 2013: https://twitter.com/Colorado7411/statuses/410575467716956160

[5] #Uruguay: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Uruguay&src=hash

[6] pic.twitter.com/Ac9MLiOBbd: http://t.co/Ac9MLiOBbd

[7] December 10, 2013: https://twitter.com/BBC_DelosReyes/statuses/410551268164534272

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