Uruguay Goes First in Legalizing Marijuana

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Majority of Uruguay's legislators back taxation and regulation of long-illegal crop.

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Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade (via AFP)

Uruguay has approved pioneering legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug. After a 12-hour debate, 16 leftist senators out of 29 lawmakers voted Tuesday in favor of the legislation…

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