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Uruguay becomes first nation to legalize marijuana trade

Updated: 2013-12-11 10:56
( Agencies)

MONTEVIDEO - Uruguay passed a law on Tuesday allowing its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana, becoming the first country to legalize the full cycle from cultivation and distribution to consumption of the drug.

The Senate voted in favor of the government-sponsored bill, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug legalization.