Is legalization the answer?

Will legalizing the sale of marijuana decrease crime in Uruguay?

The Uruguayan government is proposing a state controlled sale of marijuana to try to tackle the trafficking and use of “pasta base”, cocaine paste. Uruguayans immediately reacted both in favor and against this proposal, which will have to undergo a parliamentary discussion before any reforms take effect. Read more in my latest post for Global Voices Online: Uruguay: Government Proposes to Decriminalize Sale of Marijuana


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