Pot Plan Goes to Uruguay's Congress

Semi-legalization scheme would give the state a monopoly on marijuana


A plan by Uruguay's leaders to make the Government the nation's cannabis dealer has gone to Congress, where its fate is uncertain.

President Jose Mujica's entire Cabinet has signed on to the proposed law, which aims to take over an illegal trafficking business estimated to be worth US$30 million ($37 million) to US$40 million a year.