Uruguay’s senate approved a bill legalizing marijuana, becoming the first Country to legitimize cannabis. A place located on the southeastern side of south-america, with a population of close to 4 million, and is considered to be one of Latin America’s most liberal countries. A government-sponsored bill with a 16-13 vote in senate, a legislation that would allow Uruguay to cultivate and trade marijuana on a nationwide scale, a notion soon to be enacted.
The action for this bill is a result of preceding drug related crimes that’s propagating immensely, although opponents believe the bill would only perpetuate greater drug usage. Uruguay is quite a progressive nation, from legalizing abortion and gay marriages, to the current marijuana laws, and according to polls, a large part of the population opposes the legalization.
Under this new law, users can purchase a maximum of 40 grams monthly from pharmaceutical establishments, provided they’re above the legal age and registered in a database to be monitored. Growers are also regulated with a cultivating maximum of six plants annually. Growers and users would have to be registered, which is compulsory.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) took a pejorative stance, and warned that the legality would violate international drug treaties. (INCB) is a United Nations independent body that serves as a watchdog against countries in violation of international drug treaties; A body Uruguay is part of, and infringing on international provisions could potentially exacerbate. A notion President Jose Mujica defended, by claiming that his objective is to tax and regulate a market that’s already pervasively dominated by desperados.
In September, President Jose Mujica had a meeting in New York with billionaire investor and philanthropist, George Soros, the Chairman of (OSF) Open Society Foundation, A grant foundation structured to promote human rights and shape public policies. Between 1979 and 2011, Mr Soros donated over 8 billion dollars to education, human rights and other public related issues. “During Tea,” the billionaire philanthropist supported the legislation and offered funding to study the consequential measure of the country’s new law.
President Jose Mujica also had meetings with Chase Manhattan Bank David Rockefeller, During “Tea,” Mujica did admit that Mr Rockefeller had a keen interest in knowing how Uruguay’s Government plans on implementing policy to regulate the marketing, consumption and trading of marijuana. Mr Rockefeller also added, that back in the 30s in the United States, his Father was a radical advocate of marijuana prohibition, but with time, and seeing its positive medical and practical effects, abhors his prior ideologies.
George Soros age 83, and David Rockefeller age 98, are both billionaire investors and philanthropists, both advocates of progressive liberal causes. Now why is the President of Uruguay on a cross-country tour having meetings with billionaire investors and philanthropists that run grant-making operations? “I’m assuming it’s his infatuation for prestigious tea.”
In the United States; Colorado and Washington has legalized the recreational usage of marijuana under strict bureaucratic regulations. In California marijuana is legal for medical purposes only. Users in California must be 21 and over and need a doctors prescription before becoming eligible to make dispensary purchases. The irony is, many people capitalize on their prescribed opportunities, by using it as an intermediary for friends, families and tourists. If you hang around Hollywood Blvd long enough, you’ll see the prevalence of this skewed strategy is common.
This is undeniably an unprecedented moment in history; Uruguay has become the first Country to legalize marijuana, an archetypical attainment indeed. I can feel the ambience and euphoric-aura catapulting down the streets, chanting en amass, crusade galore, a pseudo-utopia simulation that’s a civil appeal.
This will perpetuate a touristic boom, a cannabis subordination akin the unrivaled Amsterdam-ic marijuana mecca, a legitimate medium to aggregate global marijuana-smoker disparity. This will serve as a satisfying pretext to globalize the progressive-liberal advocates of cannabis reform.
This can also precipitate a domino-effect amongst other drug-prohibited countries, the lemming-hustlers capitalizing on an already established prototype. A rudimentary safety-net emboldened by global politicians; or face a chain-reaction that will predicate a global civil revolution. Maybe the former and latter can happen concurrently, an empirical notion the world should ponder on “inevitably.”