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Thu Dec 26, 2013, 05:09 AM

Uruguay’s neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization

Uruguay’s neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization
By GlobalPost
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 10:03 EST

LIMA, Peru — Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America.

Following the momentous vote by its smaller neighbor’s senate this month — making it the first nation in the world to completely legalize the soft drug — Argentina’s anti-drug czar Juan Carlos Molina has called for a public discussion in his country about emulating the measure.

“Argentina deserves a good debate about this,” Molina told local radio. “We have the capacity to do it. We should not underestimate ourselves.”

Crucially, Molina, a Catholic priest appointed earlier this month by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as head of her government’s counternarcotics agency, said his boss also wanted a new approach.

His comments are the clearest sign yet that Uruguay’s strategy — aimed at breaking the link between the lucrative marijuana trade and organized crime — has kicked off a trend in a region that long ago wearied of the bloodshed, expense and failed results of Washington’s “war on drugs.”


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Thu Dec 26, 2013, 11:16 AM

1. I might move there. I have close friends in Argentina and I respect their rejection of


now Pope Francis anti gay urgings, they ignored his hateful bullshit and passed marriage equality, even as that old bigot ranted on and on thusly:

“Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

Argentina has a brain. Also a soul and a human heart. They rejected the hate that DU celebrates and cheers for daily.

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Thu Dec 26, 2013, 06:31 PM

2. Hope the ones there who count will continue to reject that kind of contempt for humanity, too.

With luck, efforts by the US to recreate the conditions which made the Dirty War possible will fall short of the mark the next time, and Argentinian people will be able to direct their own government, not be dominated by one serving foreign interests instead.

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