http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/uruguay-becomes-first-country-legalize-marijuana-trade-f2D11724174 _ <–more info on article
While America has been dealing with an on-going “Drug War”, Uruguay becomes first country to completely legalize marijuana back in December 2013, but has 120 days to put an order/regulation in effect. President of Uruguay recently released his reasoning behind the legalization and posed the question “How do you combat drug trafficking? By stealing away part of the market.” He plans to initiate a plan by allowing public accessibility to the substance, and in return plans to minimize the drug war. I truly believe this sets as a precedent, and will definitely be constantly checked on. In addition to this decision, President Jose “Pepe” Murijca was nominated, and awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/05/jose-mujica-nobel-peace-p_n_4731589.html <–nobel peace prize article, check it out!