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Uruguay: Getting High In Uruguay Now Means Just A Stop At The

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 19 Jul 2017 - MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - The rules are a bit of a buzzkill. Drug users must officially register with the government. Machines will scan buyers' fingerprints at every purchase, and there are strict quotas to prevent overindulgence. But when Uruguay's marijuana legalization law takes full effect on Wednesday, getting high will take a simple visit to the pharmacy.

Uruguay: Uruguay Is First To Oversee Sales Of Pot

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Wall Street Journal, 20 Jul 2017 - MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay-Tiny Uruguay embarked on an ambitious social experiment Wednesday by becoming the first country to regulate and oversee the sale of marijuana, a policy that has enthralled pro-pot activists and smokers abroad but has lukewarm support at home. Under tight restrictions, the only establishments licensed to offer marijuana are pharmacies, 16 of which began to sell here in the capital. Pot connoisseurs lined up and then gushed about both buying marijuana legally and the product's quality.

Uruguay: Pot Gets A Contest

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

West Australian, 21 Jul 2016 - Montevideo (AP) - Uruguay is home to the world's first government-regulated national marketplace for pot, so it's not surprising that growers have a competition for best marijuana. At the Cannabis Cup in Montevideo over the weekend, a panel of regional experts judged entries for aroma, flavour, effects and strength before picking the winners of the best indoor and outdoor crops.

Uruguay: Legal Marijuana Takes Root In Latin America

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Kuwait Times, 01 Feb 2015 - MONTEVIDEO (AFP) - After Uruguay first moved to legalize marijuana in 2013, the approach has taken root in Latin America with several other countries now considering a revamp of their own drug laws. "Someone has to start in South America," Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said in late 2013 as he unveiled plans to make cannabis legal in his country. Under Mujica, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana all the way from the cannabis field to the joint, setting up a regulated market for cultivation, sales and use. Though marijuana is not yet being sold in pharmacies, the National Drug Council, or JND, already counts 1,300 of the country's 3.3 million inhabitants registered as self-producers. There are also six clubs of up to 45 consumers. Uruguay's neighbors are intrigued.

Uruguay: Uruguay's Superstar President Bows Out - but Will His

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 26 Oct 2014 - The Country Votes Today for a Successor to Jose Mujica, and Candidates Have Doubts About His Headline-Grabbing Reform Juan Palese, 25, stands outside the door of his Urugrow shop, sharing a red-tipped marijuana joint with a group of young friends. The sweet, pungent aroma of cannabis permeates the street as chattering students from Montevideo's nearby school of social sciences walk heedlessly by. Photograph by Uki Goni Juan Palese sells fertilisers and compost for growing cannabis at home from his shop in Montevideo.

Uruguay: Vazquez's Lead Not Enough to Clinch Win

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Buenos Aires Herald, 26 Oct 2014 - Uruguay Election Heading for Runoff, No Party Expected to Get Majority in Congress MONTEVIDEO -- Uruguayan voters decide today whether to give the ruling coalition another term after a decade of strong growth and social reforms, or turn to an opposition candidate who vows market friendly policies but keeping "positive things".

Uruguay: Why Uruguay Legalized Pot, From The Top Down

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 25 Sep 2014 - In a reverse of the bottom-up process playing out in North America, Uruguay's socialist government legalized marijuana in the face of stiff disapproval from the majority of its citizens. Lawmakers believe legalization is the best way to neutralize drug For a room full of potheads, with a ceiling wreathed in pale grey smoke, there is a surprising amount of bustle in Urugrow on a Tuesday afternoon.

Uruguay: Uruguay Begins Registering Marijuana Growers

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Jamaica Observer, 28 Aug 2014 - MONTEVIDEO, August 28, 2014 (AFP) - Just a handful of people had registered by midday Wednesday to be private growers of marijuana in Uruguay, the first country to fully legalize the production, sale and distribution of the drug. Under a controversial law passed last December, marijuana users who sign up for a national register are allowed to grow cannabis, buy it at a pharmacy or join a distribution club.

Uruguay: Call For Bids To Farm Legal Marijuana

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Herald Sun, 03 Aug 2014 - URUGUAY, the first country to fully legalise the production, sale and distribution of marijuana, has called for bids from private growers who want to farm cannabis in a public field. The tender seeks up to five growers who will get a licence to farm marijuana plants and sell it to consumers. Growers will be able to produce up to two tons of cannabis per year, to be sold at pharmacies for about $1.08 a gram. - --- MAP posted-by: Matt