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Looking Abroad for Regulatory Guidance: Legalized Cannabis in Uruguay

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Policy makers across the country are being faced with the need to develop systems for regulating cannabis as there are few places that can serve as regulatory models.  When looking abroad to examine these systems of legalization, Amsterdam is well-known for its coffee shops and cannabis tourism.  But, as the first nation to officially legalize cannabis, Uruguay provides an example of a pragmatic national cannabis regulation program designed to address public health. Continue reading