20 June 2012

URUGUAY : 23 June UPDATE: Mujica Proposes Legalizing...And Selling Marijuana.

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     Disturbed by growing narco crime...President Jose Mujica wants to legalize and supervise the production, selling and consumption of pot.
    His proposed bill will set-up a registry of users...with 'acceptable consumption levels'...
about 40 cigarettes per month...and government paid addiction treatment for those who use more.
    A tax on the pot will subsidize addiction treatments.
    Mujica has been assured of the bill's quick passage.
    Locals experts claim Uruguay could reap $750 million annually from the estimated 150,000 local consumers.
   The nation has a population of only 3.3 million.