Uruguay’s marijuana experiments – in freedom we trust?

Uruguay will begin having cheap, affordable, safe, democratically controlled (via elections) Marijuana. The idea, it seems, is to get negative, violent and pricey actors – ie criminals – out of the Marijuana network.
I wonder how it will prove itself. My guess is that it could function better than in prohibitive regimes – if indeed the whole move will be adaptive, flexible, allow emergent unforeseen to be expressed and addressed. In short, if this move will seek more freedom as time goes by, I think it can show that a bold, free & self questioning approach – rather than restrictivistic ones – can at least enable safer Marijuana usage. (Perhaps other stuff as well..)
Note:
I do not use the stuff, do not smoke, and hardly ever drink alcohol.. No personal gain hopes what so ever..