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Uruguay planning to sell legally cloned marijuana by year’s end

Uruguay plans to begin legal marijuana sales of pot grown under government control by year’s end, using cloned plants, President Jose Mujica said Wednesday. Mujica, speaking to a local newspaper during a visit to Chile, said the process was complex because it was regulated by the market. “We try to…

Uruguay president wants to legalize marijuana as a ‘contribution to humanity’

Uruguay wants to make a “contribution to humanity” by legalizing marijuana but will backtrack if the “experiment” goes awry, President Jose Mujica told AFP in an exclusive interview. Mujica said he sees his country as a potential test case for an idea slowly gaining steam across Latin America — that…

Uruguay’s lefist president open to referendum on regulating marijuana

Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica said in an interview published Monday he is open to a referendum on a bill to have the government control and regulate marijuana sales and distribution. The bill was passed by the lower house of Uruguay’s legislature last week and now awaits action by the Senate.…

Uruguay president calls Argentine president an ‘old hag’

Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica was left red-faced on Thursday after disparaging remarks apparently aimed at Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner and her late husband were picked up by an open microphone. “This old hag is worse than the cross-eyed man,” Mujica was caught saying at the start of a news conference…

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