Uruguay sets up pot-only shops
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.