December 13, 2013

Uruguay Deserves Nobel for Legalizing Pot

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

The Associated Press

The war on the war on drugs is the only war that matters. Uruguay's stance puts the UN and the U.S. to shame.

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TAGGED: Uruguay, Latin America, Marijuana, Pot, War On Drugs


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