Almost a year after Uruguay legalized the production and sale of marijuana, a group that campaigned for the legislation is publishing a handbook with instructions for the growing and consumption of cannabis.
Titled “Uruguay se planta,” – a play on words that can be read both as Uruguay plants and Uruguay stands up – the volume from the Proderechos group describes in detail how to cultivate the plant and the different ways to consume it, co-author Camilo Collazo told Efe.
Last December, Uruguay became the first country in the Americas to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.
Since Aug. 1, Uruguayan citizens and legal permanent residents can apply at their local post office for a license to grow marijuana plants at home.
The license allows the cultivation of up to six plants, yielding up to 480 grams (17 ounces) per year for personal consumption. Under the law, weed users may form clubs with up to 45 members cultivating as many as 99 marijuana plants, the handbook explains.
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