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Location of Uruguay

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay or the Eastern Republic of Uruguay or the Republic East of the Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast.


Cannabis and all activities associated with it are legal in Uruguay. On 31 July 2013, the House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize and regulate the production and sale of cannabis and sent it to the country's Senate.[1] The bill was approved by 50 affirmative votes (the minimum required) with all Deputies from the ruling Broad Front voting in favor and all the other Deputies voting against it.[2] The bill was passed by the Senate's Health Commission on 26 November and was voted in by the full Senate since November 2013.[2] On 10 December 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize the sale, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis, and the final stage in the legalization process was enacted by President José Mujica on 23 December 2013.[3]

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  1. Uruguay raises its hands to vote (August 3, 2013), Brecha
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marihuana: Frente Amplio insiste en votar la ley antes de fin de año (6 November 2013), El País
  3. Uruguay: Marijuana Becomes Legal (December 26 2013), The New York Times

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South America

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