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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25328656 I dunno, I think it's a step in the right direction in order to curb drug trafficking. Plus it has more health benefits than alcohol, but it should still be regulated particularly in regards to driving a vehicle under its influence. And president José Mujica already has my respect for adopting a humble lifestyle as a world leader, donating 90 percent of his income to the poor and living on a small farm. What do you all think? Is Uruguay setting an example for other countries to follow in the future?
I always thought it was funny to find out some actor or celebrity from days gone by was a midnight toker. Early in the last century, it was pretty taboo in Hollywood, but the jazz scene, along with a wave of Mexican immigrant workers brought the wonders of weed to our nation. I know these guys were cool: Robert Mitchum Bing Crosby (he toked, but he beat the shit out of his family, so not cool) Cab Calloway, who wrote the first drug anthem with Reefer Man Add to this list, I'm curious.
Recently in the United States, there has been a surge of support for legalization of marijuana. From what I've been seeing in the news lately, quite a few states will have amendments on the ballot in November related to legalization. There's also been increased pressure from Latin American countries to legalize because they're practically falling apart due to cartels. They could begin by legalizing drugs themselves, but the real big consumers are Americans, so I doubt the illicit drug trade would suffer much if they still had the United States as a viable market. All this change excites me. However, I am young and... idealistic, so I realize I might be naive in thinking such a drastic culture shift could occur so quickly (it was only ten years ago that I was being told by a DARE officer that marijuana kills your brain cells). What do you think, fellow watmmers? Is the United States ready for legalization of marijuana? Will it ever happen? How about other substances? Impart your wisdom unto me.