In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer

Uruguay’s government has developed a legalization model whose apparent goal is to make marijuana use as boring as possible
The Washington Post (US)
Friday, July 7, 2017

In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in Uruguay will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram. No questions asked. Uruguay is the world’s first country to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. But under its strict rules, there will be no Amsterdam-style smoking cafes, and foreigners won’t have access to the national stash. Nor will there be shops selling ganja candies, psychedelic pastries or other edible derivatives offered in pot-permissive U.S. states such as Colorado and Washington, where entrepreneurial capitalism fertilizes the United States’ incipient marijuana industry.