Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalize cannabis when pharmacies started selling the product last summer.
Government has upped THC levels of the drug from 2% to 9%.
Uruguay will allow pharmacies to sell marijuana starting next Wednesday
A new law makes the South American country the first in the world to sell the drug over the counter.
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.