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  1. Pot Growing and Smoking Now Legal in Uruguay

    Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana. The law permits individuals to grow up to six plants at home, for individual consumption, or to join clubs that can grow up to 99 plants. The government aims to reduce violent drug crime and to allow the state to profit from cannabis. The move doesn’t have the support of the majority of Uruguayans, who worry the legalization will encourage increased drug use.

    Sources: Reuters, NPR, Quartz

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