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Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana

Uruguay sees the Netherlands' coffee shops and raises it an industry. On Tuesday, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the entire marijuana market, after a senate vote approved a government-backed bill. The new regulation of the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of the drug is an effort to take business from the nation's criminal markets. The law will go into effect in April, and forbids the sale of marijuana to those under 18, limits monthly purchases to 1.4 ounces, and will implement a drug control board to set standards and prices.