Uruguay considers allowing tourists to buy marijuana

The neighboring country's goal is not to become a destination for cannabis tourism, but to draw visitors from the black market to the regulated market.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first country in the world to legalize most uses of marijuana, Uruguay is trying to take business away from illegal sellers and strengthen its cannabis industry by allowing foreign visitors to buy marijuana.

According to Daniel Radio, secretary-general of the National Drug Agency, the government of Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou could unveil its plan as early as this year to build consensus and political support.

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