Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.
Uruguay has become the first country to completely legalize the use of marijuana in every stage. Sale and production of it. From growing, to selling, to buying, to smoking it, it is now legal for Uruguayans throughout the entire country. There are still some government regulations and restriction though. Uruguayans who use marijuana will now be allowed to buy a maximum of 40 grams of weed each month from state-regulated pharmacies as long as they are over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases. And now that it’s legal to cultivate and distribute, Uruguayans will also be able to grow up to six plants in their home per year. The bill which legalized this, was first passed in the lower house of the General Assembly last July and has just passed in the country’s Senate. This new move is also an effort to reduce the crime in the country.