The administration of President Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay is considering a plan to open the country’s legal cannabis market to tourists. Uruguay, the world’s first nation to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use, is considering opening its regulated marijuana market to tourists. Under the proposal from the administration of President Luis Lacalle Pou, visitors to the country would be permitted to purchase marijuana at licensed outlets, providing a new source of revenue for Uruguay’s struggling regulated cannabis industry. Daniel Radio, Uruguay’s secretary-general of the National Drugs Board, said that the administration’s plan could be released by the end of this year in order to garner support and build consensus for the proposal, according to a report published by Bloomberg this week. Allowing visitors to the country to purchase marijuana legally would give Uruguay’s cannabis industry access to an additional 3.5 million visitors per year, many of who come from neighboring Brazil and Argentina to enjoy beaches during the South American summer during the months of December through February.
Cannabis Now, Cannabis Now, 09/17/2021 02:50:00