Uruguay legalizes sale and production of marijuana

A man smokes a joint during a march for the legalization of marijuana towards the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, on December 10, 2013 (AFP Photo / Pablo Porciuncula)

A man smokes a joint during a march for the legalization of marijuana towards the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, on December 10, 2013 (AFP Photo / Pablo Porciuncula)

 

Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of marijuana. President Jose Mujica has championed the measure as a way of combatting the illegal drugs industry that has decimated parts of Uruguay.

 

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