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How Marijuana Regulation is Affecting Public Attitudes in Uruguay and Elsewhere

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Webcast Recap

Efforts to regulate the sale and personal consumption of marijuana are underway from the United States to Uruguay and points in between. How these efforts impact public attitudes and personal behaviors is subject to much speculation and debate. Join us for a public discussion with three leading researchers from the Latin America Marijuana Research Initiative (LAMRI) who have just completed extensive field work and surveys about marijuana regulation, the first of its kind in the region. LAMRI is an initiative established by the Latin American and Caribbean Center at FIU and Universidad Católica del Uruguay and funded by the Open Society Foundations.  LAMRI focuses on the unique experience of Uruguay, as it establishes regulated markets for marijuana sales and consumption, and serves as a valuable foundational resource for more extensive research and debate related to drug policy.

Discussion led by:

Dr. María Fernanda Boidi, Director, Insights Research Group, Uruguay

Dr. José Miguel Cruz, Director of Research, Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), Florida International University, Miami

Dr. Rosario Queirolo, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences at Universidad Católica del Uruguay

Comments by: 

Ambassador Paul Simons, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Drug Abuse Commission (CICAD/OAS)

Moderated by:

Eric L. Olson, Associate Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

 

Speakers

  • Dr. José Miguel Cruz

    Director of Research, Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), Florida International University, Miami