Uruguayan Government To Sell Marijuana

American government to stick to selling guns and state lotto tickets. Via the Washington Post:

Peaceful Uruguay is planning a novel approach to fighting rising crime: having its government sell marijuana to take drug profits out of the hands of dealers.

Under the plan backed by President Jose Mujica’s leftist administration, only the government would be allowed to sell marijuana and only to adults who register on a government database, letting officials keep track of their purchases over time. Profits would reportedly go toward rehabilitating drug addicts.

The bill [will] soon be sent to Congress. If approved, Uruguay’s national government would be the first in the world to directly sell marijuana to its citizens.

20 Comments on "Uruguayan Government To Sell Marijuana"

  1. Edgeleader | Jun 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm |

    I wonder if people will be allowed to grow it?

    • I thinking not, just by the way the new law is being promoted. It would kinda defeat the whole purpose. 

      If I could grow my own, why would I purchase it from the government, who tracks and records every sale?  

      • Edgeleader | Jun 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm |

        I’m thinking along the same lines. But if they make it legal to possess, it’s going to be awful hard to stop people from growing it….

        • This is true… 

          • I feel this is more for Medical and people who feel they need a policed market. Depending on the price and on the amount per individual allowed, there will still be a black market.

      •  Likley be allowed to grow it in small quantities but not be able to sell it ie. a government monopoly on the trade of marijuana not cultivation.

  2. The American government sells guns? 

  3. it’s Uruguay, not usa, people smoke freely there already, illegal to grow your own? it already happens with no problems..

  4. the CIA is gonna be all over this
    the money will flow
    the bill will never pass
    but we all had a good psyop moment

  5. finally one good idea,why not take profit from criminals and control quality of marijuvana …..hope that rest of world will follow …

  6. Dingdingchomp | Jun 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm |

    wow that would be amazing.

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