Government hopes formalisation process will ‘guarantee the quality and the purity of the product’ citizens consume, head of the National Drug Board says.
Marijuana-friendly Uruguay will soon have a museum dedicated to pot.
Colorado, Uruguay allow people to grow their own, while Washington state forbids it
The two companies authorized to grow marijuana in Uruguay have started production of the crop, the Ecos.la Web site reported.
Uruguay, the world’s first country to legalize marijuana, is aiming to produce between six and 10 tons of pot a year for local use, a senior government official told AFP.
Uruguay's new president has pledged to continue the marijuana legalization policies left by his predecessor, but has also decided to postpone the implementation of public sales of cannabis, a key part of outgoing president Jose "Pepe" Mujica's weed legalization plan.
Canadian medical-marijuana producer Tilray and the founder of a German cannabis products retailer are among 11 investors bidding for a foothold in a formerly illegal industry in Uruguay: marijuana farms.
This morning, Uruguayan officials will open 18 envelopes. Each will contain a proposal to grow two tonnes of marijuana on up to five hectares of land for sale to the Uruguayan government.
Uruguay's groundbreaking marijuana law appears safe after the ruling Broad Front retained the presidency in Sunday's elections.