Uruguay sets up pot-only shops

The Maui News - - TIME OUT -

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — The gov­ern­ment an­nounced Wed­nes­day that it is chang­ing its re­tail sys­tem for le­gal­ized mar­i­juana be­cause banks were mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for phar­ma­cies to sell pot as had been planned.

The sale of mar­i­juana by phar­ma­cies has been hin­dered be­cause banks are re­fus­ing to deal with com­pa­nies linked to pot in or­der to fol­low in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial laws.

A gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial, Juan An­dres Roballo, said Uruguay will now set up shops to sell pot for cash. He said this will avoid the prob­lems faced by phar­ma­cies.

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