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How Uruguay Left Pot ‘Prohibitionism’ Behind

The South American nation last month became the first in the world to legalize the production and sale of recreational marijuana.  But a Uruguayan writer says some of his compatriots, including the president, are still skeptical.

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North American Pot Seizures Down, Adult Use Up: UN

The decline in marijuana seizures between 2010 and 2015 roughly tracks the period when U.S. states began enacting measures to legalize or decriminalize pot, according to the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime. Meanwhile, marijuana use among adults has risen.