Category Archives: Uruguay

Drug Policy Reform on the move

After reaching a tipping point in 2012, the move towards global drug policy reform has intensified in 2013, with the consolidation on the breakthrough victories of 2012. More states have joined the expanding club of legal medical marijuana states. Legislation … Continue reading

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Uruguay lower house passes marijuana legalization bill

Uruguay about to become the first country in the world to regulate and control all aspects of marijuana production and trade. After a fierce 13 hours debate, the lower house of the Uruguayan parliament, the chamber of deputies, narrowly approved … Continue reading

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Uruguay poised to make history on July 31, with OAS blessings

Uruguay Parliament poised for historic vote on recreational marijuana legalization under government control. Often dubbed the Switzerland of Latin America, Uruguay is a tiny country of 3.3 million inhabitants located on the Atlantic coast on the Southern border of Brazil … Continue reading

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Marijuana legalization scheduled for July 31 vote in Uruguayan Parliament with tacit OAS support

AOS (Organization of American States) endorse the marijuana legalization process In a meeting with Uruguayan president Jose Mujica, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza came as close as he could to fully endorsing marijuana legalization, declaring that the current prohibitionist … Continue reading

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Uruguay could become the first country in the world to legalize marijuana.

Uruguay launches a nationwide public debate over marijuana legalization – Its government deserves our full support On November 15, 2012, the government of Uruguay submitted to its parliament a proposal for the legalization of the sale of marijuana under state … Continue reading

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Colombia, Uruguay, Guatemala: Drug Policy Reform on the Move in Latin America

Colombia: Creation of an Advisory Commission on Drug Policy Colombia’s drug legislation is being re-assessed in an attempt to tackle drug use, trafficking and other drugs-related issues that have plagued the country at all levels of society for the past … Continue reading

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What to expect from the 2016 special UN session on global drug policy?

3 years to shift the balance of power from the drug prohibitionist camp to the reformist camp at the UN On November 27, the UN General Assembly adopted a Mexican proposal to hold an emergency drug policy summit, scheduled for … Continue reading

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Petición de apoyo a la legalización controlada de marihuana en Uruguay

Click here for English version El gobierno uruguayo anunció el 20 de junio que enviaría una iniciativa de ley para la legalización de la venta de la mariguana (la posesión y uso ya son legales en este país). Si se … Continue reading

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Petition in support of the controlled legalization of Marijuana in Uruguay

Haga clic aquí para versión en español On November 15, the government of Uruguay submitted to its parliament a proposal for the legalization of the sale of marijuana under state control (possession and use of marijuana is already legal in … Continue reading

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Drug legalization debate brought to the UN General Assembly

The 76th UN assembly opened its doors in New York yesterday, Monday September 24, and for the first time ever, drug legalization will be brought up by no less than three Latin American heads of state. Both Guatemalan and Colombian … Continue reading

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