Since, the Latin American country has seen drug-related crime drop by 20 percent.
Experts say legalization has taken the country out of the war on drugs. Drug trafficking cases are less common; so are violent crimes involving Mexican and Colombian drug cartels.
Locals no longer have to rely on the black market for cannabis—since they're able to grow up to six plants for personal use, buy legally at a licensed dispensary, or join membership clubs where they can purchase up to 40 grams per month.
Uruguay has paved the way for the legalization of cannabis in South America.
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