Uruguay to produce 6-10 tons of Marijuana in a Year

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on October 31, 2015.

Uruguay, which was the first country in the world to legalize marijuana, has decided to produce 6-10 tons of marijuana in a year for local use. The pot would be distributed through pharmacies and sold to registered users at $1.40 per gram. It was revealed by National Drug Board chief Milton Romani in an interview to AFP.

The officials have been instructed to choose companies to distribute the weed. They also have been asked to fine-tune the software for registration and pharmacy sales. Uruguay had approved a law to allow licenses to firms and individuals to grow and harvest marijuana, but to be sold to registered users through pharmacies only.

Under the law, citizens and residents of Uruguay can buy up to 40 grams (1.4 ounces) of weed in a month from the pharmacies. They can also grow it at home or join cannabis clubs. Already, two companies were chosen in early October to grow and harvest marijuana. According to the government estimates, around 160,000 Uruguayans frequently or occasionally consume marijuana.

The law legalizing marijuana, was introduced by former Uruguay President Jose Mujica (2010-2015). It was just an experiment, but later it was accepted and hailed by all. It should be noted that foreign visitors won't be allowed to use legal puffs in Uruguay. Only registered local users can access marijuana.

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