South America: Legal Pot Goes On Sale in Uruguay

Uruguay rolls out recreational marijuana sales!

In 2013, the tiny South American country put the world on notice. They were done fighting the losing battle against recreational marijuana consumption and decided to try a novel approach – legalizing it.

On Wednesday, the long-awaited national experiment was fired up and the sale of recreational marijuana began in earnest for residents of Uruguay.

Legalized by the tiny South American country more than four years ago, the initial implementation has been agonizingly slow. Since announcing their historic marijuana reform policy, several other countries have jumped on the reform bandwagon.

Adults over the age of age of 18 can register to buy their recreational cannabis that’s available at 16 pharmacies throughout Uruguay.

Already permitted to cultivate their personal stash at home, Uruguayans can now purchase up to 1.41 ounces (40 grams) of flower every 30 days for their personal pleasure.

Perfectly legal, Uruguay’s two available cannabis strains are unfortunately less than stoney: ‘Alfa 1’ and ‘Beta 1.’ Both varieties maintain a relatively low THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content, ranging between 5 and 10 percent

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