One year after law's approval, Uruguay waits for commercial cannabis sales

Talking Drugs
Friday, January 2, 2015

A year after Uruguay's historic marijuana law was signed, officials have green-lighted homegrown cannabis, cannabis clubs, and hemp cultivation, but the specifics of its signature provision – a regulated commercial cannabis market – remain unclear. It seems one will have to be patient for the country to roll out commercial sales. Drug czar Julio Calzada has told reporters that marijuana could be made available in pharmacies by March, but El Observador has noted that even if the final growers are selected in the near future it is unlikely the drug will go on sale before March 1.