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MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay passed a law on Tuesday allowing its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana, becoming the first country to legalize the full cycle from cultivation and distribution to consumption of the drug. The Senate voted in favor of the government-sponsored bill, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug legalization. (Reporting by Malena Castaldi and Felipe Llambias; Editing by Anthony Boadle and Christopher Wilson)
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's Senate has approved the world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana, an audacious and risky plan that puts the government in charge of growing, selling and using a drug that is illegal almost everywhere else.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon.