The passage of a landmark marijuana legalization measure Tuesday means Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world to have a system regulating legal production, sale and consumption of the drug.
It’s practically a done deal. President Jose Mujica has to sign the bill before it becomes a law. But he’s long backed the measure, and there’s little doubt that he remains behind it.
Applause and cheers rang out in Uruguay’s Senate on Tuesday after the high-profile vote at the end of a lengthy debate on the bill.
The measure passed Uruguay’s lower house in July.
Supporters of the proposal have said it marks a turning point and could inspire other Latin American nations to take a similar approach.
It places the South American country at the vanguard of liberal drug policies, surpassing even the Netherlands, where recreational drugs are illegal but a policy of tolerance is in place.
“It is understood that a regulation-based policy has positive consequences for health and public security, given that, on the one hand, it can produce better results when it comes to education, prevention, information, treatment and rehabilitation in relation to the problematic uses of drugs,” said Sen. Roberto Conde of Uruguay’s Broad Front coalition, which supported the measure. “On the other hand, it helps fight drug trafficking, which fuels organized crime and criminal activities that affect the security of the population.”
Says President Mujica:
“If we legalize it, we think that we will spoil the market (for drug traffickers) because we are going to sell it for cheaper than it is sold on the black market,” he said. “And we are going to have people identified.”
MediaTakeout.com just got word that Chris Brown's GIRLFRIEND Karrueche got into a PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION with one of Chris' jumpoffs.
According to an insider, a Miami model named "Toya" did an interview with the website PlayersHQ.net. During the interview, Toya ADMITTED to f*cking Chris on multiple occasions. Well Karrueche felt SOME TYPE OF WAY about it . . . and so when the two SAW EACH OTHER last night - Karrueche was ready TO FIGHT.
No word yet of WHO WON . . . but we're working on getting pics of the MELEE.
For those interested, here is the interview that started the fight:
Playboy Jones: Have you ever met any celebrities ?
Toya: Yes. I have a met a celebrity.
Playboy Jones: Who?
Toya: It was Chris Breezy.
Playboy Jones: How did you meet Chris Brown?
Toya: I met him in L.A. at the club. He seen me, then he put me to the side and said he wanted to talk to me.
Playboy Jones: Which club?
Toya: The Exchange club in L.A.
Playboy Jones: Oh really! Wow, did you speak to him or touch him ?
Toya: Yea, more than that!
Playboy Jones: Really? Do tell, do tell… lol
Toya: Yea really. Me and Chris f#@!$* 2 times and we dated for a minute.
Playboy Jones: Really? Woow.
Toya: Yea he is really nice, yes.
Playboy Jones: Damn, that’s cool lol. So was he what you expected sexually lol?
Toya: I mean yea.
Playboy Jones: Did he put it down?
Toya: Yes he did.
Playboy Jones: Or did you put it on him ? Lol
Toya: He put me down.
MediaTakeOut.com just got EXCLUSIVE NEWS that yesterday, Toya Wright Carter got LOCKED UP on warrants. Police stopped her car in Atlanta, and when they ran a search - they found she has WARRANTS issued by the local College Park police department (outside of Atlanta).
It's not exactly CLEAR what her warrants were for . . . but she spent the night in jail and was released this morning.
Note - College Park PD is VERY serious about parking tickets. We hear they will LOCK YOUR AZZ UP QUICK if you don't pay them. We suspect that parking tickets are the "warrants" they picked up Toya on. But is it really THAT serious . . . to lock up a woman over TICKETS???
This is a MediaTakeOut.com EXCLUSIVE report. If you are a blog or media company and you steal this EXCLUSIVE, we will NEVER give you credit for ANY of your original reports - EVER!!