Tag: José Mujica

In Uruguay, the Only Country with Legal Cannabis, Price is Less than $1 a Gram

With Canada currently examining ways to legally regulate the distribution of recreational cannabis, we thought it was a good idea to take an updated look at the only country in the world that has legalized the sale of cannabis; Uruguay (other countries may turn a blind eye to cannabis sales, but Uruguay is the only …

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Uruguay to Sell Cannabis Tax Free at Less Than $1 a Gram to Undercut Black Market

Uruguay will begin selling recreational cannabis to anyone 18 and older by the end of the year, and they’ll do so entirely tax free in order to undercut the black market surrounding the substance. According to government officials, cannabis will be cost between 20 and 22 pesos ($0.85 – $0.95) a gram. Under Uruguay’s new law, an individual …

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Uruguay President Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize For Legalizing Cannabis

Uruguay President José Mujica has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, with supporters of his nomination citing his work on legalizing cannabis as the primary factor. Earlier this year the Uruguay President gained international fame when his nation became the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis, a move that Mujica …

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President of Uruguay Officially Signs Cannabis Legalization Measure Into Law

In a historic move for the cannabis reform movement, as well as civil rights, Uruguay President José Mujica has officially signed into law a proposal to legalize cannabis throughout the nation, the first country in the world to do so since prohibition began decades ago. Under the new law, the possession, use and transfer of …

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Uruguay President Calls Head of UN Narcotics Board a Liar

By RT.com Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of lying and double standards, after the official claimed the country did not consult the anti-drug body before legalizing marijuana. Earlier this week, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of …

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Uruguay Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Uruguay has officially become the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis. Today, the Uruguay Senate approved a cannabis legalization proposal – with a vote of 16 to 13 – which has already been approved by the nation’s House of Representatives. It now heads directly to President José Mujica for final consideration. Mujica introduced …

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Uruguay Expected to Legalize Cannabis Tuesday

On Tuesday, Uruguay’s Senate will vote on historic legislation to make their nation the first in the world to legalize recreational cannabis. The Senate is expected to approve the proposal, which was initially introduced by the nation’s President, José Mujica, and has already been approved by the Uruguay House of Representatives, and the Senate Health Commission. …

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Uruguay Senate Committee Approves Cannabis Legalization

Uruguay’s Senate Health Commission has approved a proposal to legalize the possession, use, sale and private cultivation of cannabis for adults 18 and older. The proposal, which has already been approved by the nation’s full House of Representatives, now moves towards a full Senate vote, which is expected next month. If the Senate approves the …

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