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Uruguay marijuana legalization
Uruguay marijuana legalization

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Concluding that the drug war is unwinnable and hoping to take illicit-drug profits out of criminals' hands, Uruguay's government is proposing to legalize and sell marijuana (will other drugs be legalized?). Uruguay's action, if approved, would make it the first country to directly sell cannabis to citizens, a far step above other countries like the Netherlands' decriminalization policies (find out which other countries have lax marijuana laws).
 
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