Uruguay: Pharmacies Begin Selling Cannabis Over The Counter

Cannabis sales are limited only to those citizens who participate in the state's marijuana registry. Foreign tourists are not permitted to purchase cannabis at this time.

URUGUAY: Select pharmacies began selling cannabis over the counter last week, as long-awaited regulations took effect on Wednesday. Cannabis sales are limited only to those citizens who participate in the state’s marijuana registry. Foreign tourists are not permitted to purchase cannabis at this time. Marijuana flowers are capped at a price of $1.30 a gram. Federal officials initially approved legislation in 2013 Read the full article…

Uruguay: Medical Marijuana May Cost More Than Recreational Pot

As this country's remarkable legal marijuana experiment continues to unfold, an unexpected detail has emerged: It could cost more for cancer patients to buy weed for pain relief than for plain old stoners getting high just for fun.

URUGUAY:  As this country’s remarkable legal marijuana experiment continues to unfold, an unexpected detail has emerged: It could cost more for cancer patients to buy weed for pain relief than for plain old stoners getting high just for fun. Citing Uruguay’s drug czar Julio Calzada, El Observador newspaper reported on Feb. 6 that medical marijuana will cost Read the full article…

Uruguay’s Year In Marijuana: 3 Successes, 3 Burning Questions

Along with the successes of Uruguay's weed experiment are some notable hold-ups such as it's still impossible to buy marijuana legally.

URUGUAY:  It’s been just over a year since Uruguay‘s President Jose Mujica signed a law creating the world’s first nationalized market for the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana. The implementation of this historic law was part of a landmark year for cannabis. Recreational pot stores opened in Colorado and Washington State, while three other US states Read the full article…

Uruguay Opens Its First Marijuana Fair A Year After Legalization

Legal Marijuana to grow to $2B by 2020

URUGUAY:  Uruguay’s first “marijuana fair“, dubbed “Expocannabis” was opened on Sunday in Montevideo, a year after the growing and sale of the drug was legalized in this conuntry. The legalization was aimed for producers and users to exchange information about the medicinal, therapeutic and industrial possibilities of pot. Workshops, audiovisual projections, information stands, product sales Read the full article…

Uruguay Pushes Back Start Of Marijuana Sale In Pharmacies

Although the government had initially been aiming for year-end, marijuana could start being sold from pharmacies in March.

URUGUAY:  Uruguay could start selling marijuana in pharmacies in March, the head of the National Drugs Board said on Wednesday, although the government had initially been aiming for year-end. The South American country is the world’s first to permit the cultivation, distribution and use of marijuana, aiming to wrest control of the trade from drug Read the full article…

Uruguayans Chose New President In Tight Contest

Uruguayans choose a new president Sunday in a contest that could also determine the future of the country's pioneering marijuana law.

URUGUAY:  Uruguayans were choosing a new president Sunday in a contest that could also determine the future of the country’s pioneering marijuana law. Outgoing President Jose Mujica led Uruguay through economic prosperity and gained worldwide acclaim for social reforms such as the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage. His left-leaning Broad Front coalition leads in Read the full article…

Uruguay’s Roll-Out Of Marijuana Experiment Faces Election Risk

Washington voters won’t be asked this fall if they want to keep changes made this spring to the state’s medical marijuana laws.

URUGUAY:  Uruguay is struggling to roll out the commercial production and sale of marijuana and its ground-breaking experiment could be dropped or watered down if an opposition candidate wins this month’s presidential election. The South American country is the world’s first to permit the cultivation, distribution and use of marijuana, aiming to wrest control of Read the full article…

Legal, Regulated Cannabis In Uruguay (Almost) Ready For Its Close-Up

Medical Marijuana workers fight for rights

URUGUAY:  There’s a revolution happening in the streets of this sleepy South American capital — one full of controversial land mines, landmark precedents and intense international heat. It’s the kind of uprising you can smell, and it’s a familiar scent in Colorado. Marijuana is on the lips and minds of many Uruguayans. While the possession of cannabis has Read the full article…

Uruguayans Can Now Register To Grow Marijuana At Home

URUGUAY:  People in Uruguay were able to register to grow their own marijuana at home on Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its legalization program.

URUGUAY:  People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program. Under a law that went into effect in May, citizens of Uruguay or legal residents who are at least 18 can grow Read the full article…

Uruguay Opens Bidding For Cannabis Plots

lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers

URUGUAY:  Uruguay, the first country to fully legalise the production, sale and distribution of marijuana, has called for bids from private growers who want to farm cannabis in a public field. Open until August 18, the tender from the newly launched Institute for the Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA) seeks up to five growers Read the full article…