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Uruguay plans to legalise marijuana under state monopoly | Hemp ...

Uruguay plans to legalise marijuana under state monopoly | Hemp ... | Uruguay | Scoop.it
The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, has announced plans to legalise the production and sale of marijuana under a state monopoly, triggering a lively controversy in Montevideo. The relevant bill will soon be tabled in ...

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The government regualtion of weed will generate tons of revenue for the government. The sale of weed itself will generate revenue, and the fact that it is governemnt run will ad even more.

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Uruguay's Marijuana Bill Faces Political, Economic Obstacles - Excellent explanation & analysis of how it will work

Uruguay's Marijuana Bill Faces Political, Economic Obstacles - Excellent explanation & analysis of how it will work | Uruguay | Scoop.it
The Uruguay government's attempt to regulate the production, sale and distribution of marijuana is politically unpopular at home, and the reality of the marijuana market may undermine the most important drug regulation experiment since alcohol...

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Legalization of weed will free up police forces, as well as add to the nation's GDP, but only if it can overcome various political and economic obstacles.

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What comes across is a genuine and well considered attempt to combat the damage of prohibition by regulating cannabis - Respect!

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Uruguay First Country to Legalize Marijuana Industry - TIME

Uruguay First Country to Legalize Marijuana Industry - TIME | Uruguay | Scoop.it


While other countries have decriminalized marijuana possession, and the Netherlands allows its sale in coffee shops, Uruguay is the first to allow the entire production and distribution chain.


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Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana production and distribution, creating a new source of cash flow for the Uruguay economy.

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Uruguay-Crop Production

Uruguay-Crop Production | Uruguay | Scoop.it
 

Crop production in Uruguay has never been as important as livestock. When beef prices declined ranchers planted corn or wheat. Rice passed wheat as Uruguay’s most important crop in the 1980s. Most of the rice was exported. Wheat declined because of livestock production.


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Summarizes the challenges facing Uruguayan crop production and describes their staple crops and main agricultural production points

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Uruguay to place approx. 9000 tons of citrus in the US - FreshPlaza

Uruguay to place approx. 9000 tons of citrus in the US - FreshPlaza | Uruguay | Scoop.it
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Uruguay to place approx. 9000 tons of citrus in the US FreshPlaza Federeico Montes, citrus advisor to the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP), revealed that Uruguay expected to place between 8,000 and 9,000 tons of...
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Uruguay making a come back from previous years where they were unable to produce and export as much citrus as is now expected to be sold to the United States. Uruguay also working on lifting restrictions on trade with China, Vietnam, Philippines, and countries like Colombia, Panama, and Mexico. Fewer restrictions for Uruguayan trade would be beneficial to their economy because it would provide more opportunities for them to make a profit. 

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Uruguay To Limit Marijuana Buyers To 10 Grams A Week - Huffington Post

Uruguay To Limit Marijuana Buyers To 10 Grams A Week - Huffington Post | Uruguay | Scoop.it
MiamiHerald.com Uruguay To Limit Marijuana Buyers To 10 Grams A Week Huffington Post MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and President Jose Mujica has asked that no...
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Uruguayan government will institute taxes and fees to enforce the limit of 10 grams per licensed user per week. This will generate lots of revenue for Uruguayan government.

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UN: Uruguay marijuana move 'illegal'

UN: Uruguay marijuana move 'illegal' | Uruguay | Scoop.it

Uruguay's decision to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana violates international law, the UN drugs watchdog says.


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The UN's decision on Uruguay's marijuana legalization may have an impact on how much of an effect the industry will have on the Uruguayan economy.

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Industries Important to Uruguay

Industries Important to Uruguay | Uruguay | Scoop.it

Manufacturing and refining employ around 250,000 of the population of Uruguay. Almost half of all industrial production is with food production or agricultural products. The construction industry employs about 80,000 people of Uruguay. The construction industry grows each year. Industries like textiles, clothing, chemicals, and metallic products  have had the largest decline, while oil and mining have improved.


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Describes the industries at the core of Uruguayan industry and the makeup of the labor force in Uruguay

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Uruguay poised to grow 4% this year; Argentina and Brazil, 3.4%, says World Bank - MercoPress

Uruguay poised to grow 4% this year; Argentina and Brazil, 3.4%, says World Bank - MercoPress | Uruguay | Scoop.it
MercoPress Uruguay poised to grow 4% this year; Argentina and Brazil, 3.4%, says World Bank MercoPress Uruguay's economy is poised to grow 4% this year and in 2014, which is above the region's average, according to the World Bank's latest Global...

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This article talks about Uruguay and related countries and their expected growth. This growth is due to Brazil's new policy on interest rates.

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The Cannabis Republic of Uruguay | VICE United States

The Cannabis Republic of Uruguay | VICE United States | Uruguay | Scoop.it
VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu heads over to Uruguay to see how the country is adjusting to a legally regulated marijuana market.
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George Soros gave Uruguayan organizations billions of dollars in an effort to speed the process of legalizing marijuana. President of Uruguay doesn't see need to make profit by selling it to people, focus is on ending drug trafficking. The end of his term is in 2015 and with new leadership their may be ideas/opportunities for the economy of Uruguay to grow and prosper, similar to the growth of American states that have legalized marijuana such as Colorado. Possibility of exporting marijuana and conducting research on the plant's medicinal value. Many opportunities to arise with new president and the legalization of marijuana.

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