Uruguay’s government plans to take a step beyond legalizing marijuana. It wants to sell it.
Local news media and lawmakers report that the government plans to send a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would legalize marijuana sales as a crime-fighting measure. Only the government would be allowed to sell the joints, and only to adults registered as users.
Those who exceed a limited number of joints allowed would have to undergo drug rehabilitation.
CBC News – Jun 20, 2012.