By Steve Elliott
Regulación Responsable’s new animated video (with English subtitles; just turn closed captioning on, on YouTube) is now available online, in which it explains the marijuana regulation bill approved on July 31 in the House of Representatives. The bill is currently being discussed in the Uruguayan parliament and will be signed into law within the next two months.
Regulación Responsable is a coalition of prominent Uruguayan organizations and individuals that support marijuana regulation, made up of LGBT, women’s rights, health, student, environmental and human rights organizations, as well as trade unions, doctors, musicians, lawyers, athletes, writers, actors and academics.
The group aims to enrich the public debate on marijuana regulation through providing real information, creating spaces to disseminate material on the subject, and by making support for the initiative to legally regulate marijuana visible.
"The support received from former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Colombian president César Gaviria, 65 Mexican legislators, and more than 100 organizations around the world, along with the recent reports delivered by the OAS Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza, encourages us to continue working to make Uruguay the first country to approve and implement marijuana regulation, a policy grounded in public health, public safety, and human rights," Regulación Responsable said in a press release.