Uruguay: Legal Cannabis Sales to Begin by Summer

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Uruguay: Legal Cannabis Sales to Begin by Summer

Uruguay uruguaycannabis 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 quarter, or in the middle of the year”.

Cannabis pharmacies will be required to sell up to 40 grams of cannabis per month to registered customers.

Calzada says that 2,000 people are currently registered as part of the new legal cannabis system, which includes those growing the plant at home (it’s legal for those 18 and older to grow up to six plants), and those registered with cannabis social clubs.

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Uruguay is the first country in the world to legalize the distribution of cannabis for recreational purposes.


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