Uruguay Takes Step Toward Full Pot Legalization

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Hannah Hetzer, a Drug Policy Alliance staffer who moved to Uruguay’s capital Montevideo to help shepherd the proposal, said that at the heart of the Uruguayan marijuana regulation bill is a “focus on improving public health and public safety.”

“Instead of closing their eyes to the problem of drug abuse and drug trafficking, Uruguay is taking an important step towards responsible regulation of an existing reality,” she said.

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