Anti-Marijuana Candidate Loses in Uruguay Primary

By Associated Press

The biggest threat to Uruguay’s new legal marijuana market has lost his party’s presidential primary.uruguaycannabis

Sen. Jorge Larranaga had been a favorite to represent the National Party this year and strongly opposes the new law, which puts the ruling Broad Front government at the center of a regulated marijuana industry. The government’s aim is to defeat organized crime by producing cheaper, better, legal weed and selling it in pharmacies to registered adults.

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