A Comparison of the World's First Three Jurisdictions to Legally Regulate Marijuana: Colorado, Washington and Uruguay

Drug Policy Alliance

In 2012, Colorado and Washington State became the first two jurisdictions to legally regulate marijuana, followed by Uruguay becoming the first country to do so in 2013. This table provides a comparison of the main elements of each jurisdiction’s system.

Elaborated with the input of Adrián A. Gutiérrez of Rueda Abadi Pereira Consultores and based on the frameworkprovided by Bryce Pardo of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission

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