Uruguay drug stores stock cannabis
3 Pharmacies in Uruguay began selling cannabis directly to consumers, the culmination of a long and pioneering legalisation effort that began over three years ago.
The nearly 5,000 users who have registered with the government will be able to buy five-gram sealed packets for $6.50 each.
Uruguay became the first country to pass a law legalising the recreational use, sale and cultivation of marijuana in 2013. But implementation has been slow, and since then several other countries have taken a more flexible approach. In Uruguay, any citizen over the age of 18 can register to buy up to 40 grams of cannabis monthly for personal use, choosing between two brands – “Alfa 1” and “Beta 1”. Both varieties have a relatively low content of the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol.
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