Uruguay officials are in the process of approving a proposal which would legalize the distribution of up to 30 grams of cannabis to adults, which would be sold through designated cannabis clubs where cannabis consumption would be allowed on premises. The proposal is backed entirely by the nation’s president, and recently received approval from the parliamentary committee assigned to study it. It’s up for a vote in the Chamber of Deputies soon, where its approval is expected. Its approval is also expected in the Senate, with a vote planned for August or September.
If the measure is in fact approved by both the Chamber and Senate, President José Mujica will sign it into law.
According to supporters, this measure will free up prison space, put a halt to a dangerous black-market, and bring much-needed revenue to the nation.