Rio de Janeiro Governor Defends Legalizing Drugs, Folha Says

Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state Governor Sergio Cabral said he will propose the global legalization of “light” drugs such as marijuana, Folha de S. Paulo reported, citing an interview.

Cabral told the Sao Paulo-based newspaper that he will ask President-elect Dilma Rousseff to discuss the idea in international forums, such as the United Nations and the Group of 20 Nations, Folha said.

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