Uruguay now fully legal for cannabis


Uruguay’s president has signed off the law legalising and controlling cannabis.

A spokesman for Uruguay’s president says Jose Mujica has quietly signed into law the government’s plan to create a regulated, legal market for marijuana. 

Presidential secretary Diego Canepa told the Associated Press on Tuesday that Mujica signed it Monday night, the last formal step before the law could take effect.

Bureaucrats now have until April 9 to write the fine print for regulating every aspect of the marijuana market, from growing to selling in a network of pharmacies. They hope to have the whole system in place by the middle of next year. But as of today, growing pot at home is legal in Uruguay, up to six plants per family and an annual harvest of 480 grams.


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