Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Uruguayans Now Allowed to Grow Marijuana

Uruguay’s pot smoking populous was given the opportunity earlier this week to put their names on the list of residents who intend to grow weed at home.

On Wednesday, citizens wishing to take advantage of the country’s newly reformed marijuana laws, which, as of May, allow adult residents 18 and older to cultivate a personal cannabis crop as long as they register their intent to do so with the government. Under the new law, registered citizens are now permitted to grow a maximum of six female plants and harvest up to 480 grams a year.

However, a recent report from The Associated Press indicates that even though Uruguay has officially legalized marijuana, residents are still feeling a bit skittish about adding their names to a list monitored by the government. “There are some people who might feel persecuted,” said Juan Vaz, a local cannabis advocate. “For many years, they grew plants in secret and it’s hard to break from that way of thinking.”

Perhaps it is because Uruguay is the first country in the world to establish a nationwide recreational marijuana market, but home growers are not the only people apprehensive about admitting their cannabis affiliation. The law, which was passed by Parliament in December of last year, gives social stoners the legal right to establish private cannabis clubs; however, not a single organization has been formed so far.

In a recent interview with the AFP, Uruguay President Jose Mujica said legal marijuana sales in pharmacies was being postponed until 2015, due to unforeseen obstacles as the result of legalizing the herb. “If we want to do this sloppily, it is not hard to do that. That’s what the United States is doing,” Mujica told reporters.

Unfortunately, there are concerns that the entire legal marijuana market may get snuffed out before it ever has a chance to get started. Candidates in a bid to take over government offices in the upcoming October election have expressed disdain for the country’s newly reformed pot laws, and have vowed to repeal part, if not all, of the legislation if they are elected.

Leading presidential candidate, Luis Lacalle Pou recently stated that, if elected, he would continue to allow residents to grow marijuana, but plans to terminate the part of the law that allows pot sales in pharmacies.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


HT Newsletter

Subscribe for exclusive access to deals, free giveaways and more!

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.


You May Also Like


A new study indicates that youth cannabis use has not increased as a result of legalization in Uruguay.


Author and advocate Michka Seeliger-Chatelain has devoted her life to advancing the cannabis cause. Now, she’s been honored with her own strain from Sensi...


The tools and information you need to grow your own weed.


Here's what to get your favorite grower for the holidays.


Montevideo- Para poner fin al mercado irregular de cannabis, este martes 10 de diciembre se aprobó la “Ley integral para la promoción y el...


Por: Silvia Muñoz En papel, Latinoamérica se perfila como el nuevo gigante que promete entrar en el mercado cannábico con paso fuerte y un...


Feeding pot plants properly is essential for growing clean and flavorful cannabis. In this excerpt from Marijuana Garden Saver, the "Ganja Guru" showcases deficiencies...


One of the original cannabis seed-breeding companies, famous for its haze varieties, is back on the scene with rare old-school and new-school flavors.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!