Cannabis is now legal in Uruguay, so when a reporter was interviewing the country's president he saw it as a perfect opportunity to spark up a casual joint.
Reporter Krishna Andavolu, of Vice (of course), had a chat with President José Mujica about his landmark decision to make the production, sale and possession of cannabis legal for a new documentary entitled "Weediquette: The Cannabis Republic of Uruguay."
“I’m smoking weed with the president of Uruguay at his farm outside of Montevideo,” Andavolu says in the video teaser.
President Mujica, who looks a little bemused by the stunt, then explains how is hoping that by legalising weed, he can bring users out of the shadows, direct addicts to treatment more effectively and put drug traffickers out of business.
“If you need to take drugs to be free, then you’re screwed,” Mujica tells the reporter.
Pointing to his head, he adds, “Freedom is here. Otherwise is doesn’t exist.”
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