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

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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.

Uruguay is the first nation in the world to legalize the sale and possession of recreational cannabis. The proposal that eventually become law was introduced by the nation’s President, José Mujica, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Price in February.



  • Geoff
    May 20, 2014

    WAY TO GO!!!!!! I wish canada would follow the bar that your country has set for the world

  • Cannabis N.Ireland
    May 23, 2014

    Nice one Uruguay.

  • Manuel Arno Korfmann
    November 29, 2014

    Guess we’re I will spend my next holidays…

  • Terri
    November 29, 2014

    but I don’t live in Uruguay. 🙁

  • Anonymous
    November 29, 2014

    Then they will be ok and tax all of it it not be time before the tax is more than u can pay just like fags and beer think of fuel ?

  • Caldon
    November 29, 2014

    Ya man I want in, I’m in South Africa.

    • Anonymous
      September 16, 2015

      it’s Monsanto Genetically Modified Pot. Don’t do it!

  • clara
    September 16, 2015

    it’s Monsanto GMO pot. do not do it!

  • Hyperloose
    September 17, 2015

    Now, ban Monsanto from the country so they don’t contaminate the pot with a GMO no seed strain or any of their products. What about making oil from the plant and selling it. Will the government do that too?

    • Anonymous
      September 18, 2015

      too late bro….

  • calicorock
    September 20, 2015

    Go Uruguay. My one-half Canadian side wants your great country to show these stupid Redneck Americans (especially Washington State) how legalization is supposed to be done !

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