Arab Today, arab today uruguay criticises \old school\ un over worldfirst pot plans
Last Updated : GMT 16:42:01
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Uruguay criticises \'old school\' UN over world-first pot plans

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Uruguay criticises \'old school\' UN over world-first pot plans

Montevideo - AFP

Uruguay lashed out at the United Nations, labeling the world body "old school" for its criticism of the country's world-first marijuana law. Global drugs body the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) warned Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington on Tuesday that legalizing the recreational use of marijuana violated international treaties. In its annual report, the UN agency said it saw a "dangerous" trend in Uruguay after the country approved pioneering legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug. Uruguay President Jose Mujica, 78, a leftist and doctor by training, on Wednesday hit back saying: "The United Nations are very old school trying to yank on our ear about this. "Well, we will be paying them just about as much attention as the great powers do when they make decisions regularly" against UN missives, he added. "We are going to win this one, by showing the road to reform," Mujica said. The marijuana law was approved by lawmakers on the initiative of Mujica. It is scheduled to come into practice within weeks, after specific rules and regulations are devised. It authorizes the production, distribution and sale of cannabis, allows individuals to grow their own on a small scale, and creates consumer clubs -- all under state supervision and control. The legalization of marijuana in the largely rural and highly educated South American country of just 3.2 million inhabitants has also drawn the interest of pharmaceutical companies around the world who want to buy the drug for medical uses.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today uruguay criticises \old school\ un over worldfirst pot plans Arab Today, arab today uruguay criticises \old school\ un over worldfirst pot plans

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today uruguay criticises \old school\ un over worldfirst pot plans Arab Today, arab today uruguay criticises \old school\ un over worldfirst pot plans

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday