In Uruguay, the Only Country with Legal Cannabis, Price is Less than $1 a Gram

flower-power-2With Canada currently examining ways to legally regulate the distribution of recreational cannabis, we thought it was a good idea to take an updated look at the only country in the world that has legalized the sale of cannabis; Uruguay (other countries may turn a blind eye to cannabis sales, but Uruguay is the only one where it has been statutorily legalized).

In Uruguay, it’s entirely legal for those 18 and older to cultivate up to 6 cannabis plants at any given time, with an allowed annual harvest of roughly 500 grams. Adults can also join cannabis clubs, where cannabis can be shared and consumed, and can purchase cannabis from designated cannabis pharmacies. Although the United Nations has warned Uruguay about moving forward with this new law, they’ve done so anyway.

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Uruguay to Sell Cannabis Tax Free at Less Than $1 a Gram to Undercut Black Market

Uruguay will begin selling recreational cannabis to anyone 18 and older by the end of the year, and they’ll do so entirely tax free in order to undercut the blackjoint market surrounding the substance. According to government officials, cannabis will be cost between 20 and 22 pesos ($0.85 – $0.95) a gram.

Under Uruguay’s new law, an individual can possess up to 10 grams of cannabis, though they can possess more if they grow their own, as they’ll be allowed to legally cultivate up to six plants. Those who don’t grow their own will be able to purchase cannabis through state-licensed cannabis pharmacies.

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Uruguay President Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize For Legalizing Cannabis

Uruguay President José Mujica has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, with supporters of his nomination citing his work on legalizing cannabis as the primary factor.

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Uruguay President José Mujica.

Earlier this year the Uruguay President gained international fame when his nation became the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis, a move that Mujica not only supported, but introduced himself.

The move, which has already been officially approved into law (signed by Mujica in December), and simply awaits full implementation, legalizes cannabis possession and cultivation for anyone 18 and older, and authorizes government-run cannabis clubs to distribute cannabis (pharmacies will be allowed to distribute cannabis to patients).

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President of Uruguay Officially Signs Cannabis Legalization Measure Into Law

In a historic move for the cannabis reform movement, as well as civil rights, Uruguay President José Mujica has officially signed into law a proposal to legalize cannabis throughout the nation, the first countryuruguay in the world to do so since prohibition began decades ago.

Under the new law, the possession, use and transfer of up to 40 grams of cannabis will be legal for those 18 and older, as will the private cultivation of up to 6 plants. In addition, state-run cannabis clubs will be established to distribute cannabis to adults, and pharmacies will be authorized to distribute cannabis to qualified patients.

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Uruguay President Calls Head of UN Narcotics Board a Liar

By RT.com

Uruguay’s president has accused the head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of lying and double standards,uruguaycannabis after the official claimed the country did not consult the anti-drug body before legalizing marijuana.

Earlier this week, Uruguay became the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of marijuana.

INCB chief Raymond Yans has slammed the “surprising” move, accusing the South American state of legalizing the drug without first discussing it with the UN organization.

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Uruguay Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Uruguay has officially become the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis.

uruguayToday, the Uruguay Senate approved a cannabis legalization proposal – with a vote of 16 to 13 – which has already been approved by the nation’s House of Representatives. It now heads directly to President José Mujica for final consideration. Mujica introduced the bill, and has said that he will quickly sign it into law. The proposal will take effect 120 days after it’s signed.

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Uruguay Expected to Legalize Cannabis Tuesday

On Tuesday, Uruguay’s Senate will vote on historic legislation to make their nation the first in the world to legalize recreational cannabis. The Senate is expected to approve the proposal1111, which was initially introduced by the nation’s President, José Mujica, and has already been approved by the Uruguay House of Representatives, and the Senate Health Commission. Approval in the Senate on Tuesday will send the measure to Mijuica’s, who will quickly sign it into law. It will take effect after 120 days.

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Uruguay Senate Committee Approves Cannabis Legalization

Uruguay’s Senate Health Commission has approved a proposal to legalize the possession, use, sale and private cultivation of cannabis for adults 18 and older.cannalegal The proposal, which has already been approved by the nation’s full House of Representatives, now moves towards a full Senate vote, which is expected next month. If the Senate approves the measure – as predicted – it will go to President José Mujica for final consideration; Mujica has been one of the biggest supporters of cannabis legalization in Uruguay, and has confirmed that he will sign the bill into law if given the chance.

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