Monsanto Marijuana Initiative Grows in Uruguay?

Uruguay becomes first nation to legalize marijuana trade … The Uruguayan government hopes legalizing the sale of marijuana will tackle drug cartels … Uruguay’s cannabis bill reflects liberal past … Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana. After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gave the government-sponsored bill their historic final approval. The law allowing registered Uruguayans over 18 to buy up to 40g (1,4oz) of the drug a month is not expected to come into force before April. The government hopes it will help tackle drug cartels, but critics say it will expose more people to drugs. – BBC

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Dominant Social Theme: This is great. Uruguay strikes a blow against prohibition.

Free-Market Analysis: Are considerations regarding Monsanto‘s business progress in South America behind the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay?

George Soros was a significant supporter of marijuana legalization in Uruguay, and Soros is reportedly also a big Monsanto shareholder. Here, from a recent Guardian article, published just before the bill passed:

Read more via The Daily Bell – Monsanto Marijuana Initiative Grows in Uruguay?.

One thought on “Monsanto Marijuana Initiative Grows in Uruguay?

  1. tiffany267 December 13, 2013 / 8:13 PM

    Reblogged this on Tiffany's Non-Blog and commented:
    Hadn’t remotely considered this possibility. Good thing I don’t smoke weed!

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