The AlterNet website reports today (June 21, 2012) that Jose Mujica -- the president of Uruguay -- has drafted a bill that would allow the government to sell pot in Uruguay, where possession and use are already legal.
The government would regulate the quality of pot, and sell it to adults cataloged in a registry. Each person would be allowed to purchase 40 joints per month.
The bill aims to decrease violence associated with marijuana trafficking, and to separate the markets of marijuana and hard drugs, such as coca-paste.
The legislation also indicates that tax dollars -- obtained from pot sales -- would finance addiction treatment.