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Uruguay takes step toward legalization of marijuana

POTTY?Legislators said putting the government at the center of a legal marijuana industry is worth trying because the war on drugs has been a costly and bloody failure

AP, MONTEVIDEO

Carrying, growing or selling pot without a license could bring prison terms, but licensed consumers could grow up to six plants at a time at home.

Growing clubs with up to 45 members would be encouraged, fostering enough marijuana production to drive out unlicensed dealers, and draw a line between pot smokers and users of harder drugs.

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