Legal Cannabis in Uruguay to be $2.5 Per Gram

Legal Cannabis in Uruguay to be $2.5 Per Gram

Cannabis is on the verge of being legalized in Uruguay, with the nation’s House of Representatives recently passing a president-backed legalization measure which has enough support in the Senate to be approved. Once tcannabishe law takes effect, cannabis possession and private home cultivation will be legalized for adults 18 and older, as will government-authorized sales through cannabis clubs and designated pharmacies.

Under the proposed regulation system, cannabis will be sold at only $2.5 per gram, according to Univision.

According to advocates of the proposed law, having the price set at a reasonable rate is important, so to sway people away from the black-market which tends to fund criminal enterprises.

As the nation moves forward with this plan to legalize and regulate cannabis, the whole world is watching closely. In September, Uruguay’s president will give a speech to the United Nations, defending this new policy.

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27 Comments

  • Anjanette M. H.
    August 6, 2013

    This is fantastic! I’m so stoked! Go Uruguay go! Be the change we want to see in the world!

  • Andy came
    August 6, 2013

    All I can say is well done Uruguay, one of the most progressive and forward thinking states around and notice how they set a sensible price so that they can remove the product from the black market. Criminals in Uruguay will notice a massive whole in their profits this year. Unfortunately in the UK David Cameron is in league with the criminals and will anything he can to protect their profits.

  • Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    May Jah Jay be with Uruguay…

  • Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    dat 2.5$ g…..

  • Darren
    August 6, 2013

    Will foreigners be able to but it?

  • Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    Uruguay is on my bucket list for a vacation.

  • Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    are we sure its 2.5 in american currency?

    • Anonymous
      August 23, 2013

      absolutely
      8 times less expensive is the way you get rid of the black market

  • Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    perfect!!! nice reasonable pricing .. You can bet the mericuns will want to charge some sick dollar amount if they make it legal …

  • Patrick
    August 6, 2013

    The 2.5 is in American Dollars. You can tell by the $ Sign. Other Currency use other symbols.

    • checkem
      January 18, 2014

      There’s several other currencies that use the $ symbol, such as the Singapore dollar, but I agree with Patrick that this is most likely USD.

  • Gerson
    August 6, 2013

    I need weed

  • Gerson
    August 6, 2013

    Weed

  • Toke Bloke
    August 6, 2013

    Uruguay just made the best decision in their nation’s history.

    Tourism will sky rocket.

    Dolla dolla billz ya’ll.

  • Haywood Jah Blowme
    August 6, 2013

    Sub-Genius!

  • doobie
    August 6, 2013

    thats only 30 and oz

    • Anonymous
      August 7, 2013

      That’s $70/oz. 28g/oz $2.50/g; 28*$2.50=$70

  • Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    Great job!

  • Bobby Hemphill
    August 6, 2013

    Well done you guys u have showed the rest of the world it can be done. I’d love to see the UK/Ireland do this take it out of the black market. And give the people the true medication not liver toxin pills. So Uruguay hat of to yous well done. So the rest of the world need to take the leap please hurry up. 🙂

  • Anonymous
    August 6, 2013

    Uruguay’s President is the best president in the world.

  • Hot Rock
    August 6, 2013

    I agree with Gerson ^^ yo.

  • Stoner Things
    August 6, 2013

    I’m interested to see how this goes! Free the Weed

  • Anonymous
    August 7, 2013

    $2.5 A GRAM! I’m shaking! :O

  • tom
    August 7, 2013

    thats over 1100 a p. u can do that here in cali rite after harvest. <:-}}

  • pacha
    August 7, 2013

    omg this is going to be soooo good for uruguay!!!! i think its a really smart idea!!! and it will generate a lot of tourism too!! way to progress!!!! 😀

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    August 9, 2013

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  • Bee
    August 14, 2013

    $2.5 a gram !! Wow, now that’s how it should be…here in NZ ,we still pay $20 for around, 0.7-9 of a gram. This country desperately needs to ‘legalize it’, the Gangs control the majority of street drugs here..

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