Uruguay's Government Eyes Legalized Marijuana

Bloomberg Businessweek (US)
Thursday, September 13, 2012

marijuana-dollarLeaders in Mexico, Colombia, and other Latin American nations wracked by cartel violence are calling for a new approach in the U.S.-led war on drugs. Uruguay President Jose Mujica’s solution is to not just legalize pot but turn the state into the sole supplier of marijuana, replacing dealers who often engage in turf wars as they move $30 million to $40 million of the drug illegally each year, according to Uruguayan government estimates.