By Bill Maher
If the Uruguay Senate approves a certain bill, which it's expected they will, it will be the first country in the world to completely legalize marijuana. People will be allowed to grow it themselves, or they can buy it at state licensed stores for $1 a gram. That's right -- $1 a gram.
I haven't bought pot in a while, but that's pretty cheap, right? The government is essentially selling it at a low price in an effort to destroy the illegal drug market.
This is a brilliant idea. The kind of brilliant idea that, at one time, Americans would have come up with. But since we're a fading empire, it's up to the younger democracies like Uruguay to show the way (they also legalized gay marriage earlier this year).