Uruguay’s clever plan to limit cocaine use: Sell pot. Wait, what?


  • cocaine Uruguay, like many countries in Latin America, is struggling to fight against black-market drug dealers that are selling drugs like cocaine and the crack-like pasta basica, and in recent years has seen an uptick in crime as a result.
  • marijuana In an effort to push drug users away from the harder stuff, the country is currently debating whether to start selling marijuana to adults, tax it, and use the taxes to pay for drug rehabilitation. Think this would work, guys? source

At the very least I think it’s a very worthy experiment.

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  4. soyoyosays said: It can’t hurt to try!
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    I don’t think you could “sell” legalization anywhere in the United States without diverting massive portions of the tax...
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    I doubt people who are currently using cocaine are gonna switch to marijuana. That being said, I think the “marijuana as...
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    well, another reason to see Uruguay.
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