UN monitor concerned about increase in cannabis users in Uruguay

The UN body expressed its concern over the increase of cannabis users in Uruguay, where the substance was legalized in 2013.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), composed of 13 experts, "recognizes the efforts" of the Uruguayan government to monitor the production, distribution and use of that drug, it expresses its "concern" about the increase in consumers.

In the document, made public in Vienna, the INCB reminds the South American country that the legalization and regulations that allow the use of cannabis for non-medicinal purposes contravene the obligations assumed by the States that  have adhered to the 1961 Drug Convention.

In Uruguay there are three routes to access cannabis legally: home cultivation, membership in a . . .

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