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  1. Other South American Governments May Follow Uruguay

    Uruguay is at the forefront of Latin America’s changing attitudes to recreational drugs. Its recent decision to legalize the entire cannabis supply chain has reverberated beyond its borders and other governments in the region are keeping a close eye on the Uruguayan experiment. States that traditionally favor strict prohibition — like neighboring Argentina — have shown some willingness to legalize. Mexico, riven by drug-related violence, has already legalized limited consumption and may extend its legislation further and Michelle Bachelet, the newly-elected President of Chile, has openly advocated for a revision of drug laws.

    Source: Quartz

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