[JURIST] Lawmakers in Uruguay [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Thursday formally proposed to Congress a framework for the regulation of the production, sale and consumption of marijuana in an attempt to reduce drug-related violence. While the use of cannabis is legal in Uruguay, the growth and sale of the drug is not. The bill proposed [El Observador report, in Spanish] the creation of a National Cannabis Institute which would have the power to license individuals or companies for the...

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