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Uruguay divided over legalising marijuana

President Josť Mujica's proposal concerning sale and distribution aims to stop the illegal drug trade.

Last Modified: 19 May 2013 11:09
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The president of Uruguay, José Mujica, is calling for different thinking to stop the trade in illegal drugs. He has proposed legalising the sale and distribution of marijuana. According to Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman, reporting from Montevideo, Mujica's plan has divided politicians.

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