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Legal Marijuana Sales Now Underway in Uruguay Pharmacies

Legal marijuana sales are underway in Uruguay, the first country to officially legalize the plant for retail sale. As of today (June 19) in Uruguay, marijuana is being sold in pharmacies throughout the country. As part of the country’s marijuana laws, those 18 and older are authorized to purchase up to 40 grams of marijuana …

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Legal Marijuana Sales Begin this Week in Uruguay

This week Uruguay will officially begin legal sales of marijuana for those 18 and older, over three and a half years after the law legalizing the plant was initially approved by lawmakers. The legalization of marijuana was first proposed by former-President José Mujica in 2012 as part of a comprehensive package of proposals aimed at …

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Uruguay Marijuana Sales to Begin in July, to be Around $1.50 a Gram

In 2013 Uruguay passed a law legalizing marijuana for those 18 and older. Nearly three and a half years later, legal sales are about to begin. According to government officials, legal marijuana sales are expected to start in July, with registration beginning next month. Cannabis will be priced at around 40 Uruguayan Peso (or roughly …

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Uruguay Cannabis Sales Begin in Just a Few Weeks, to be Sold in Pharmacies

In just a few weeks dozens of pharmacies across Uruguay will be legally distributing cannabis to those 18 and older as part of new policy passed by lawmakers in 2013. According to National Drugs Board Chairman Juan Andres Roballo, there are roughly 50 pharmacies registered to distribute the plant throughout the country, and around 20 …

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

With 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 …

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The Top 5 Countries with the Cheapest and Most Expensive Cannabis

Below is a list of the top 5 countries in regards to where cannabis is the cheapest and most expensive, based on the average price of a gram. The list was compiled using data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2014 World Drug Report, and from the cannabis pricing index website Price …

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Uruguay: Legal Cannabis Sales to Begin by Summer

Uruguay will soon be providing licenses to companies to produce and sell cannabis starting by the summer, National Drug Board Secretary General Julio Calzada said in a recent press conference. Although specific rules have yet to be established concerning the growth, packaging, and distribution of cannabis, Calzada told Reuters that “pharmacy sales will happen in the first …

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Registration Opens for Cannabis Growers’ Clubs in Uruguay

Registration is now officially open in Uruguay for those wanting to open cannabis growers’ clubs, part of the nation’s recent legalization of cannabis. Licensed clubs will consist of up to 45 members, who will be allowed to grow up to 99 plants a year. In August, the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants …

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Uruguayans Can Now Grow Cannabis Legally At Home

As of Wednesday, adults in Uruguay wanting to grow their own cannabis at home are legally authorized to do so once they register with the government, as part of the nation’s new cannabis legalization law. Under the new law, which took effect in May, those in Uruguay who are 18 and older can register to …

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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. 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 …

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