Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade
The Uruguayan government hopes legalising the sale of marijuana will tackle drug cartels
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gave the government-sponsored bill their historic final approval. The law allowing registered Uruguayans over 18 to buy up to 40g (1,4oz) of the drug a month is not expected to come into force before April.