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Uruguay: Smoke Up!

May 28th, 2017

I bet if you were asked what country was the first to legalize cannabis from production to consumption, you probably would not think, “duh, Uruguay!” But it’s true. Although recreational drug consumption has never been outlawed in this open minded, liberal country, the cultivation and sale of cannabis remained forbidden. This month, however, pot smokers in Uruguay became the first in the world to sign up to buy state-produced weed for recreational use. How the law works is somewhat fascinating. Legal marijuana will only be available at pharmacies. Those wanting to purchase legal cannabis... Read More

No Business Like Other People’s Business

May 17th, 2017

“Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.” – Plato As we patiently bide our time in the U.S. waiting for the cannabis legalization tide to turn, other countries are foregoing the moral and political nonsense that stands in the way of normalization. Two weeks ago, Uruguay, a small South American country with a past history of political repression and Catholic patriarchy, quietly voted in favor of allowing the sale of state regulated pot for recreational use. Soon, Uruguayans will be able to head to their local pharmacy to... Read More