With Legal Weed Sales Just Weeks Away, Uruguay Plans To Make Retail Cannabis As Boring As Possible – News

It’s no secret the Uruguay is one of the most socially progressive countries in all of South America. From legal prostitution to a well-regulated gambling scene, this nation of 3.4 million people is now set to fully legalize the sale of cannabis. In the coming weeks, citizens will be able to stroll into the neighborhood pharmacy and purchase government-approved marijuana for $1.30 per gram.

And while you might already be looking up plane tickets to Montevideo for your next vacation, you might want to take a closer look at the regulations. Because while cheap legal weed sounds like a perfect tourist destination for stoners, the government will implement a number of laws to keep the cannabis market as boring and limited as possible.

According to the Washington Post, foreigners will not be allowed to purchase recreational cannabis from Uruguay’s pharmacies. There will also be no Amsterdam-style social clubs to allow tokers to congregate and enjoy the herb together. Additionally, any kind of branding or commercial advertising will be banned, so no need for legal weed investors to perk up. In fact, not even the companies specifically permitted to produce cannabis will be…

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