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Uruguay legalises sale and production of marijuana

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7499 (Published 13 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7499
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

Uruguay has become the first country to legalise growing, selling, and smoking marijuana, in the face of criticism by the United Nations drugs body, which said that the move was irresponsible and contradicted international drug treaties.

Under the new law, approved by Uruguay’s 30 member Senate on Tuesday 10 December by 16 to 13 votes, adult users registered on a government database will be able to buy a maximum of 40 g a month from pharmacies. They will also be allowed to grow …

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