Uruguay, Organized Crime and the Politics of Drugs

MARIJUANA / 24 JUL 2013

After the lower house passed the controversial marijuana bill, Uruguay is poised to become the first country on the planet to regulate the production, sale, and distribution of the drug. InSight Crime explores the implications.

Chapter 1

Uruguay's Marijuana Bill Faces Political, Economic Obstacles

DRUG POLICY / 23 JUL 2013

If Uruguay's proposal to regulate the production, sale and distribution of marijuana is properly implemented and overcomes political and economic hurdles, it could be the most important drug regulation experiment…

Chapter 2

Uruguay’s Marijuana Bill and Organized Crime

DRUG POLICY / 23 JUL 2013

Though it has long been one of the safest countries in Latin America, insecurity and organized crime are on the rise in Uruguay, making it an interesting, if imperfect case…

Chapter 3

Country-by-Country Map of Drug Policy Positions in the Americas

DRUG POLICY / 24 JUL 2013

This map breaks down every country's stated position on legalization and decriminalization of drugs in the hemisphere. It is in this context that Uruguay is set to enact historic legislation…

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