Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan journalist and author, passed away on April 13 at the age of 74 due to lung cancer. He is most well-known for writing “Open Veins of Latin America,” a best-selling book detailing the history of the Europe’s exploitation of Latin America since the days of Columbus, along with other classics. Galeano [...]
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|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 24, 2014 1:47 pm|
In Uruguay it was possible to set the legal age for marijuana purchasing at 18 because they don’t have a higher drinking age, but that won’t work politically in the United States.
|By: Brandon Jordan Thursday June 12, 2014 5:31 pm|
Two months ago, a report by Princeton University Professor Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Professor Benjamin Page uncovered a major issue in the American political system. Specifically, it uncovered how much power the elites in society hold in the U.S. compared to the average citizen.
It is very interesting and provides useful insight into the structure of the U.S. system and how it creates political inequality.
|By: Jon Walker Monday May 19, 2014 2:13 pm|
Unlike Colorado and Washington State which have imposed significant excise taxes on marijuana to keep prices high, Uruguay is planning to make the newly legalized product mostly tax free to drive down prices.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 6, 2014 2:50 pm|
Marijuana is legal in Uruguay but it is going to be extremely tightly regulated. The Uruguayan government finally released the ruleswhich will govern their new recreational marijuana system. The legalization law was adopted in December. Uruguayan residents age 18 and over will need to register with the government if they want to gain legal access to marijuana. Tourists will not be able to register. Registered users will have three options for obtaining marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 12, 2013 11:40 am|
Not surprisingly the International Narcotics Control Board, which is charged with promoting and monitoring compliance with international drug prohibition treaties, is not happy Uruguay ended their marijuana prohibition.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 10, 2013 4:53 pm|
After a historic vote Uruguay is set to legalize marijuana. The Senate approved a measure that would legalize marijuana and create a tightly regulated market by a margin of 16-13.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 3, 2013 10:50 am|
Hopefully, the rest of the world will not try to prevent Uruguay from moving forward with their plan so it can become a laboratory of reform for the region.
|By: acmerecords Sunday September 15, 2013 7:00 am|
A diverse coalition of groups and individuals who support ending cannabis prohibition in Uruguay took to the streets of Montevideo on Wednesday using the occasion of Global Marijuana Day to express their support for a quick vote approving legalization in Uruguay’s senate. After being approved in the country’s lower house in August, the senate vote to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults in Uruguay is set to take place later this fall, likely in November.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 1, 2013 8:30 am|
Late Wednesday Uruguay took a big step towards legalizing marijuana. After hours of debate the House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that would legalize and heavily regulate cannabis for adults. The bill was passed 50 yea to 46 nay.