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quote: “Uruguay's drug tsar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 a gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper.”
their: The Guardian
their_title: Uruguay to sell legal marijuana for $1 a gram
their_url: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/uruguay-legal-marijuana-drug-traffickers
their_copy: Marijuana sales should start in the second half of 2014 at a price of about $1 a gram, drug chief Julio Calzada told Uruguay's El País, on Sunday – an eighth or less of what it costs at legal medical dispensaries in some US states.
theirCTA: Read the full story here.
our_copy: So an eighth of pot will cost about $4 in Montevideo versus about $50 in New York City. Hipmunk, anyone?

Ted Hesson was formerly the immigration editor at Fusion, covering the issue from Washington, D.C. He also writes about drug laws and (occasionally) baseball. On the side: guitars, urban biking, and fiction.