The two companies authorized to grow marijuana in Uruguay have started production of the crop, the Ecos.la Web site reported.
ICCorp and Simbiosys “are already working in the fields of the Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute, or IRCCA, to produce and distribute marijuana,” Ecos.la said.
Technicians and experts spent a week preparing the fields, which are in the southwestern province of San Jose, to grow cannabis, the Web site said.
The sale and purchase of marijuana was legalized in 2013 by the administration of former President Jose Mujica, who was in office from 2010 to 2015.
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