So far, officials have outlined a plan that involves selling marijuana in licensed pharmacies – up to 40 grams a month per customer. Buyers must be residents of the country and will be required to register in a national database.
However, individuals can immediately begin to cultivate up to six plants per family, and harvest up to 480 grams annually.
Despite backlash from the U.N. and neighboring countries like Brazil, President Mujica believes legalization provides a better solution than prohibition, and will ultimately help combat drug trafficking.
- Uruguay’s President Quietly Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill (usnews.com)
- Uruguay’s President Signs Bill Legalizing Marijuana (forbes.com)