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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 03:20 AM

Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot

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Simeon Tegel
December 24, 2013 00:25

Uruguay's neighbors now considering legalization of pot

The taboo is broken: Argentina's new anti-drug czar says the country ‘deserves’ the debate, while Chile's new president could ease marijuana laws.

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.

Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/131222/latin-america-uruguay-argentina-marijuana-legalization

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Judi Lynn Dec 2013 OP
NealK Dec 2013 #1
Jester Messiah Dec 2013 #2
loudsue Dec 2013 #3
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2013 #4
loudsue Dec 2013 #5

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 06:06 AM

1. Good.

This madness have to stop. The only ones who cried when the U.S ended Alcohol prohibition were criminal gangs and the agencies that had their budget cut.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 06:42 AM

2. It begins.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 07:32 AM

3. Wow! If Argentina did it, that would be really cool!

I only wish every single country in the world could see the end of the so-called "drug war"! The DRUG WAR is CIA-speak for enabling and financing mafias and gangs around the world.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 12:33 PM

4. Argentine courts have already effectively legalized personal possession.

This would be legalizing marijuana commerce. Bring it.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 24, 2013, 05:28 PM

5. I'm loving it!

I hope it happens everywhere.

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