In a bold move to stem the tide of violence stemming from competing drug cartels, Uruguay President Jose Mujica has put forward a Bill that would undcercut the drug cartel’s profits by setting up Government controlled dispensaries where registered adult users can buy cannabis cheaper than they can do from a dealer on the street
The move would save the Government a lot of money that they currently spend trying to crack down on the sale and distribution of cannabis, it would also . . .bring the government some additional income if they take over the supply of cannabis and impose a tax on it’s sale This extra revenue could be used to fund programs aiming to help drug addicts seeking to kick the habit and to strengthen Government attempts to combat the cocaine trade
The Bill seems likely to be passed into law since it has broad cross-party support in Congress. If, indeed, that happens, expect other South and Central American countries to follow suit. But don’t expect the USA to look upon this move with any favor !
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