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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 09:09 PM

Uruguay President Mujica signs marijuana law

Source: AP via Mainichi Shimbun (Japan)

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- A spokesman for President Jose Mujica of Uruguay says the leader has quietly signed into law the government's plan to create a regulated, legal market for marijuana.

Presidential secretary Diego Canepa told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Mujica signed the legislation Monday night. That was the last formal step for the law to take effect.

Bureaucrats now have until April 9 to write the fine print for regulating every aspect of the marijuana market, from growing to selling in a network of pharmacies...

Read more: http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20131225p2g00m0in007000c.html

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 09:11 PM

1. Moving ahead of the US again. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 09:43 PM

3. It's not so much moving ahead,

 

as it is moving "away" from the US.It is becoming increasingly apparent that many countries are getting sick of being lead around by the nose by the US.

It is also notable,that this departure from US policies is from Latin and South America,which has paid a heavy penalty due to drug policy set by the US.

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Response to Oldenuff (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 10:06 AM

9. Yes, I agree. I think much of the world is fed up with the US trying to be an empire and

dictating to the world what they should be/do when in fact the US is pretty F'ed up at home.

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 09:36 PM

2. Say we vacation in Uruguay, will we be tested for marijuana use when we return to US?

Before they let us out of International terminal?


Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 09:49 PM

4. What makes you think

 

that you would be drug tested after returning from a vacation there?

I haven't heard anything about people being tested when they come back from Wa or Co...or from a Medical Marijuana state.

Where did you ever come up with an idea like that?Oh wait,we are Americans,and being tested is for our own protection.Lol

actually,knowing how far this country has sunk,there is a possibility that they have screening machines.I did hear that there was technology to screen people for a wide range of medical issues,so screening for cannabinoids isn't really that far fetched.

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Response to Oldenuff (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 09:52 PM

5. I don't know why I thought about it...just crossed my mind.

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I bet they check the luggage on return, though.


Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 10:10 AM

10. Definitely, I bet, they check your luggage very carefully with pot sniffers, and for

any evidence on your clothing, etc. Sometimes coming back to the US is not like coming home, but into another country, sadly. As long as you do not have it in your possession, I would think you are just fine.

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Response to Tikki (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 11:57 PM

7. Yeah, just like on all the bridges from Washington to Oregon.

 

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Response to Tikki (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 03:48 AM

8. so what...

 

smoking it isn't against the law, only possessing it IIRC.

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Response to Tikki (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 03:09 PM

11. No pot for tourists. Sorry. That's the Uruguayan law.

 

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 11:57 PM

6. K&R

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Response to kristopher (Original post)

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 09:19 PM

12. Huge step forward. Looking forward to the next country to follow.

Multiple Latin American countries have been contemplating it already.

They need to lead the way.

They want control of dealing with these subjects, relying upon their OWN leaders and the will of their own people.

Anything less allows outside interference, and no country's real people would want that.

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