Finally, a nation legalizes pot

Uruguay's leaders chose regulation of an existing reality, which also fights crime
Hannah Hetzer
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

uruguay-bandera-marihuanaIn a closely watched vote, Uruguayan lawmakers approved a proposal to make recreational marijuana legal for adults and to regulate its production, distribution and sale. Once it's signed by President Jose Mujica, who initiated the proposal, Uruguay will be the first nation in the world to fully legalize the drug. The world should take a lesson from this tiny country with a history of political reform. (See also: Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks the tipping point in the failed war on drugs)