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Tag: cannabis Uruguay

  • Thursday, November 29th 2018 - 11:12 UTC

    Cannabis-based meds plant opens in Uruguay

    Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana in 2013. The legal sale of marijuana for recreational purposes began in July, 2017.

    ICC Labs Inc., a subsidiary of Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc., opened Wednesday in Montevideo and became the subcontinent's first producer of cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals with a capacity “to supply almost the entire South American continent,” according to the company's CEO Alejandro Antalich.

  • Saturday, May 3rd 2014 - 06:30 UTC

    Licensed pharmacies in Uruguay will sell marihuana at a dollar a gram

    Diego Cánepa giving details of the rules that will apply to the bill

    Uruguayan authorities have revealed how marijuana will be produced and sold legally in the country following the approval of the bill last December. Licensed pharmacies will sell the drug for approximately one US dollar a gram with consumers allowed 40g a month.

  • Friday, April 25th 2014 - 06:11 UTC

    Uruguayans don't approve the marihuana bill, but are prepared to give it a chance, says poll

    President Mujica has sponsored the bill as an alternative to drugs repression which has failed worldwide

    A majority of Uruguayans (64%) are against the bill that legalizes growing and selling marihuana, but 51% are willing to wait and see if the system works before having it rejected, according to the latest public opinion poll released on Thursday. The bill was passed in parliament last December but only with the support from the ruling coalition.

  • Thursday, December 26th 2013 - 07:51 UTC

    The Economist’s country of the year: Uruguay

    Resilient Ireland, booming South Sudan, tumultuous Turkey: our country of the year is…Uruguay

    Human life isn’t all bad, but it sometimes feels that way. Good news is no news: the headlines mostly tell of strife and bail-outs, failure and folly.

  • Saturday, December 14th 2013 - 06:40 UTC

    A Nobel peace prize for Uruguay for legalizing cannabis

    Mujica's courage should not be underrated

    Uruguay's recent passing of a bill legalizing cannabis from production to distribution has generated headlines and controversy worldwide. The basics of the law is that current methods to combat drugs addiction and trade have failed completely and new options should be experimented.
    The Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins writes on the controversy.