Big jump in Uruguayans reg­is­ter­ing to buy weed

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - World -

THE num­ber of peo­ple reg­is­ter­ing to buy newly le­galised mar­i­juana in Uruguay jumped by al­most 50 per­cent in the first week of sales, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial fig­ures re­leased Wed­nes­day.

The small South Amer­i­can coun­try is the first in the world to le­galise pot from pro­duc­tion to sale.

The drug is sold only to peo­ple who have of­fi­cially regis­tered with a li­censed phar­macy, and with a monthly limit of 40 grams.

The In­sti­tute for the Reg­u­la­tion and Con­trol of Cannabis (IRCCA) said the num­ber of regis­tered ap­pli­cants leapt from 4,959 last week to 7,343 this week, a 48 per­cent increase.

The spike in de­mand meant that the 16 phar­ma­cies that have en­rolled in the ground­break­ing scheme have been forced to re­stock sev­eral times since sales be­gan on July 19. – AFP

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