Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 11:17 am
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During the presidential debate last night, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney talked about their ideas to grow the economy. Here's how what they said matches up with our economist-approved presidential platform:
Faced with several lawsuits, petitions with thousands of signatures and heavy criticism, the Los Angeles City Council reversed itself yesterday. In a preliminary vote, members ended the city's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.
Increasing drug use and narcotrafficking has made some Latin American countries among the most violent places on Earth. But tiny, progressive Uruguay, where it's always been legal to use marijuana, is leading the way with an alternative drug policy.
The government of President Jose Mujica has proposed a law that would put the state in charge of producing and selling marijuana to registered users.