At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country to fully legalize the production and sale of cannabis. Uruguay's government is convinced the liberal drug policy is the most effective way of stamping out the illegal trade in cannabis.
Berlin has quietly ended a ban on cannabis possession in this notorious park, admitting it was ineffective in addressing flagrant criminality. Drug pushers are a constant fixture, despite a zero-tolerance policy.
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize the sale of cannabis in pharmacies without a prescription. Sixteen pharmacies will sell the herbal remedy from Wednesday, the government has said.
A "cannabis lobby" is pushing for marijuana to be legalized in Germany, according to a German lawmaker who presented the annual report on drugs. The conservative Marlene Mortler urged more help for children of addicts.
Uruguay is set to become the first country to allow recreational marijuana to be sold in pharmacies. It is the final step of a nearly four-year process to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.
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