Update: The vote still has to go to the Senate, as DPA reports…so we’ll see.
And there you have it–Urugay has reportedly made history in becoming the world’s first fully legal cannabis country! Seemingly out of nowhere, murmurs of legalizationsprung from President Mujica.
A week later, legalization is a reality for the small, South American country, where the country will now “allow Uruguayans over the age of 18 to buy up to 40 grams of weed per month from state-sanctioned distributors.”
Breaking: with the support of Dario Perez in Uruguay congress, marijuana regulation bill now looking to pass by a majority.
— LEAP UK (@LEAP_UK) July 31, 2013
We’ll wait for official word from the country, but it’s not just LEAP doing the talking. Twitter is abuzz about this piece of history, and it seems legit:
Great news from Dario Perez in Uruguay congress. Regulation Bill now looking sset to pass by majority
— TransformDrugPolicy (@TransformDrugs) July 31, 2013
And tourism may have just become a thing for the former afterthought of South America. Unless they’re just clowning us all in the best publicity stunt of all time?