At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana. VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu headed over to Uruguay to check out how the country is adjusting to a legally regulated marijuana market.
Along the way, he meets up with Uruguay’s president, José Mujica, to burn one down and talk about the president’s goal of a chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, and six cannabis plants per household.
José Mujica is known as the world’s poorest president. He donates about 90% of his monthly salary, equivalent to $12,000 (£7,500), to charity. He also shunned the luxurious house that the Uruguayan state provides for its leaders and lives at his wife’s farmhouse, off a dirt road outside the capital of Montevideo.
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