Uruguay's cannabis law makes big strides, but faces serious challenges

Uruguayan authorities have announced an agreement with every major pharmacy association in the country
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nearly two and half years after becoming law, Uruguay’s pioneering plan to regulate every level of the national market for cannabis is finally on the verge of taking shape. While implementation has proceeded at a deliberate pace – in part due to the transition to a new government in early 2015 – recent advances provide a glimpse of what full implementation will look like. Two companies that won contracts to grow cannabis for commercial purposes have planted their first crop, meaning that Uruguayan adults should be able to purchase cannabis for non-medical use at sales points in pharmacies in late 2016.