The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, is calling for different thinking in an attempt to stop the illegal drug trade. He has proposed legalizing the sale and distribution of marijuana.
The personal consumption of marijuana by adults has been legal in Uruguay since the year 1974. The president’s new proposal to legalize marijuana is intended to cripple or ultimately eliminate the black market sales of the substance, therefore reducing the overall crime rate that is correlated with the drug trade.
I like the parallel drawn between slavery and prohibition. Its….effective.