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How Marijuana Regulation is Affecting Public Attitudes in Uruguay and Elsewhere

A 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 in Uruguay.

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Feb. 24, 2015
9:00am – 11:00am

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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How Marijuana Regulation is Affecting Public Attitudes in Uruguay and Elsewhere

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

 


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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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