Uruguay: Trendsetter?

Discussion in 'Blazers OT Forum' started by Nate4Prez, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Nate4Prez

    Nate4Prez . . . .

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    Members of Uruguay's House of Representatives have passed a bill to legalise marijuana.

    If it goes on to be approved by the Senate, Uruguay will become the first country to regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana.

    The state would assume "the control and regulation of the importation, exportation, plantation, cultivation, the harvest, the production, the acquisition, the storage, the commercialisation and the distribution of cannabis and its by-products".

    Buyers would have to be registered on a database and be over the age of 18. They would be able to buy up to 40g (1.4oz) per month in specially licensed pharmacies or grow up to six plants at home.

    Foreigners would be excluded from the measure.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-23516966
     
  2. donkiez

    donkiez Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,868
    Likes Received:
    1,329
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Just a matter of time for most of the rest of the world.
     
  3. VanillaGorilla

    VanillaGorilla Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    11,864
    Likes Received:
    4,429
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Now to become a citizen of Uruguay..
     
  4. donkiez

    donkiez Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,868
    Likes Received:
    1,329
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Its actually a very popular retirement place for US expats. Beautiful country and cheap living. I want to retire there.
     
  5. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    39,246
    Likes Received:
    15,175
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    3-1-0
    they have hot chicks and beaches too.
     
  6. MarAzul

    MarAzul LongShip

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    21,370
    Likes Received:
    7,275
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Life is good!
    Location:
    Near Bandon Oregon
    Easy. Own some property there, have some income and your in. Speak Spanish and become a citizen. They have a Constitution and they seem to follow it Seems like a pretty nice place.
     
  7. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    39,246
    Likes Received:
    15,175
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    3-1-0
    can you own property there? i know in mexico you have to go through fiduciary trust or something like that.
     
  8. MarAzul

    MarAzul LongShip

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    21,370
    Likes Received:
    7,275
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Life is good!
    Location:
    Near Bandon Oregon
    From what I have read, you can. I plan on spending some time in Punta del Este next year, we shall see.
     
  9. BLAZER PROPHET

    BLAZER PROPHET Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    18,725
    Likes Received:
    185
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    dental malpractice claims adjuster
    Location:
    Portland area
    I have heard that. I read an article recently and it seems like the place to be.
     
  10. ¹²³

    ¹²³ ¼½¾

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Also:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Uruguay

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_Uruguay
     
  11. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    37,487
    Likes Received:
    15,505
    Trophy Points:
    113
  12. Eastoff

    Eastoff I admit it, I own a Meyers Jersey

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    15,277
    Likes Received:
    2,980
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Tualatin
    Sounds like a rocking party to me!
     
  13. ¹²³

    ¹²³ ¼½¾

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    48
    There is a difference between legalizing something and promoting a behaviour.

    We should find a way to rank countries by how much their citzens sin.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  14. crandc

    crandc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    8,918
    Likes Received:
    7,434
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Define sin. Is sin having sex without a baby as "punishment"? Or is sin mass murder? Gay folks getting married? Or rape as weapon of war? Which country has more sin, Holland or Sudan?
     
  15. ¹²³

    ¹²³ ¼½¾

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I'm no expert in sins, I'm agnostic and I don't follow any religion, but I would love to hear from someone who knows about their religion to answer me this.
     
  16. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    69,713
    Likes Received:
    25,071
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    South America just seems so volatile. There are a couple of places that seem very nice, but I guess I'm paranoid about the instability of the region.

    Have you guys ever checked out Curatiba, Brazil?
     
  17. ¹²³

    ¹²³ ¼½¾

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Actually it's Curitiba. And, being brazilian, I've been there a couple of times, cool place, more Europeanized than most citys around here, good size (not so big as São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, and not so small that you feel like living in coutryside, it's pretty urban).

    What do you mean by instability of the region?
     
  18. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    39,246
    Likes Received:
    15,175
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    3-1-0
    From the US, it seems so 3rd world..kind of like Mexico. Bunch of crazy shit, uncivillized, etc.
     
  19. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    69,713
    Likes Received:
    25,071
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Kidnappings, drug cartels, corrupt governments, US interference. Not saying Uruguay specifically, but it seems like one South American country or another is going through some kind of upheaval every few years.
     
  20. ¹²³

    ¹²³ ¼½¾

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,466
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Every country in South America is actually pretty different and has an unique set of problems. Brazil is so big that you can find realities completly different inside the same country. Anyway, I would venture that Uruguay and to some extent Brazil are pretty stable (we didn't have any type of political upheaval in the last 25 years and I doubt we'll see any in the next 25 too), US influence is much more controlled nowadays. But off course, from an USA perspective, corruption, poverty, violence and stuff like that are much worse.
     

Share This Page