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It is cultivated in home and sold in Pharmacy. Uruguayan President: “We made a mistake in the legalization of marijuana”.

Uruguayan President Luis Lacaille Pou said his country made a mistake in passing a law to legalize and sell marijuana that allows the state to be a part of this trade, as stated in an interview broadcast by the BBC.

Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalize the sale and production of marijuana in 2013 under left-wing president Jose Mujica, who saw the law as a way to keep its citizens away from drug trafficking networks.

Since then, three ways of obtaining cannabis have been allowed: growing it in house for individual consumption, belonging to cooperatives private to grow it or buy it from pharmacies, under state control.

Dozens of drugstores sell cannabis for around $ 10 for five grams, which is competitive with black market prices.

But for the current center-right president, the state should not be part of the process of growing or selling “drugs” because they are “unprofitable”.

“We made a mistake,” Lakayet said, adding, “The system is in vigor and it is difficult to change it overnight “.


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