Uruguayan pharmacies will start selling cannabis

Will they drive street dealers out of business?
The Economist (UK)
Thursday, May 4, 2017

uruguay registroOn the outskirts of Libertad, a small town an hour’s drive from Montevideo, barbed wire and guard towers surround a ten-hectare plot of state-owned land. Inside, greenhouses shelter thousands of marijuana plants. These belong to ICC and Simbiosys, the two firms licensed by Uruguay’s government to grow cannabis for recreational use. Uruguayans will soon be able to sample their product. Since May 2nd they have been able to register at the post office as prospective customers for the corporate weed, which will be sold through pharmacies from July. (See also: Uruguay is creating the world’s first nationwide regulated cannabis market)