Uruguay’s Cannabis Reform Sparks Re-evaluation of International Drug Regulations

Uruguay’s Cannabis Reform Sparks Re-evaluation of International Drug Regulations

By Sydney Wright

Uruguay is the first country to legalize recreational cannabis. However, this revolutionary legislation puts the country in breach with 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. An upcoming review of certain cannabis-related drugs by the World Health Organization could potentially modernize the international law as recreational cannabis becomes more accepted in the Americas.

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