Uruguay government to control production, sales of marijuana

Posted on June 25, 2012 • Filed under: Drug Activity, Uruguay

In a world first, the government said it would control the production, distribution and commercialisation of marijuana. Under the proposed plans, the state would sell marijuana to citizens, who would have to register on a database. It would also impose a maximum of ‘marijuana cigarettes’ that can be consumed – reported to be 40 per month. Those who exceed that consumption level will be sent to rehabilitation centres, to be financed by the government with taxes from marijuana sales. Read Article

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