Uruguay not a ‘pirate’

"It is not our aim that anyone follow us or do what we have done."
InterPress Service (IPS)
Thursday, April 17, 2014

canepa-dialogoThe Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis, believing that this will help in the fight against drug-related crime and in dealing with public health issues. The move has been condemned by the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), whose president Raymond Yans accused the government of having a "pirate attitude" for going against the UN’s conventions on drugs. Diego Cánepa, secretary of the office of Uruguayan President, believes a regulated marijuana market was the right decision.