Smoking Weed With the President of Uruguay

Remarks by the President of the Republic, José Mujica, match your hearing
of April 17, 2014


El discurso de José Mujica, Presidente de la República Oriental del Uruguay, en la cumbre Río+20

Conferencia de Naciones Unidas por el desarrollo sostenible (20 de junio de 2012)
“We don’t go along with the idea that marijuana is benign, poetic and surrounded by virtues. No addiction is good,” he said. “We aren’t going to promote smokefests, bohemianism, all this stuff they try to pass off as innocuous when it isn’t. They’ll label us old reactionaries. But this isn’t a policy that seeks to expand marijuana consumption. What it aims to do is keep it all within reason, and not allow it to become an illness.”

Fifty State Banana

At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana. VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu headed over to Uruguay to check out how the country is adjusting to a legally regulated marijuana market.

Along the way, he meets up with Uruguay’s president, José Mujica, to burn one down and talk about the president’s goal of a chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, and six cannabis plants per household.

Watch more episodes of Weediquette here: http://www.vice.com/weediquette-show

President Jose Mujica on the responsibility of citizens to exercise their rights to civil disobedience to create the forms of liberty that help hold a people together:
But as we are in the framework of this globalizing era where the world shrinks, it intercom increasingly civilization increasingly dependent on internet, since almost 15 years spread, drums beating, theories. Theories that arose with the loincloth to establish…

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