WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
Program Theme

Legal, Regulated Cannabis

The 2012, 2014, and 2016 state-level ballot initiatives that created regulated cannabis markets within the United States have opened new space to pursue similar proposals throughout the world. In 2013, Uruguay became the first country to take this step. As more jurisdictions consider regulatory approaches to cannabis, lessons learned in the pioneering jurisdictions can inform the debate. WOLA is actively promoting information exchange and knowledge sharing to improve the design and implementation of regulatory frameworks.