Uruguay raises marijuana THC percentage in pharmacies, considers sale to tourists

The government assured that a reduction in the percentage of cannabidiol (CBD), the component that modulates the psychoactive effect, is also planned.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Uruguayan government decided to increase the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component in marijuana for recreational purposes, sold in the country's pharmacies since 2017 and is considering modifying regulations to allow its access to tourists.

On Monday (30) the Secretary General of Uruguay's National Drug Board (JND) Daniel Radío said that, although he does not believe that it could be implemented in the current tourist season, studies are underway to modify regulations to later allow tourists access to cannabis, which could represent a tourist attraction in the future.

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