Uruguay Was First Country to Fully Legalize Cannabis; What Has Happened Since?

Six and a half years ago Uruguay legalized cannabis for "recreational purposes". The then-president José Mujica called it an experiment. Three years ago pharmacies began retail sales.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Antártida Pharmacy in downtown Montevideo is not specifically labeled. Only when approaching the cash register does it become apparent that the pharmacy sells more than just medicines and hygiene products.

There are hemp pipes and hemp grinders in the showcase, and in a small rack on the counter there is rolling paper for joints in different sizes. Felipe Peña says he buys around 30 grams of

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