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Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Health, International, Law, Society | 1 comment

Uruguay Takes ‘War on Drugs’ in New Direction: The State as Dealer

Uruguay takes 'war on drugs' in new direction: The state as dealer (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Uruguay has long been at the vanguard of social reform in Latin America. Today, it is on the verge of passing into law one of its most radical ideas yet. The Broad Front – the center-left coalition that holds power – is proposing a state monopoly over the production and distribution of marijuana…