As marijuana legalization teeters on the verge of becoming a reality in the tiny little South American country of Uruguay – many would be South American stoners are anxiously awaiting the dawning of a new era. While Uruguay’s House of Representatives demonstrated strong support for President Jose Mujica’s new approach to marijuana, by passing the visionary leaders reforms. Many believe that Pres. Mujica has garnered enough support in the Uruguayan Senate to pass is pro-pot Bill – making Uruguay the first country in the world to outright legalize the recreational use of weed.
Once Uruguay’s forward thinking marijuana laws go into full effect, both the possession and cultivation of marijuana for recreational purposes, will be allowed by adults over the age of 18. Additionally, those pot smokers that suffer from a lack of horticultural knowledge, will now be allowed to purchase government grown marijuana from authorized cannabis clubs and state authorized drugstores.
As a means of keeping South American drug cartels out of the marijuana game… Uruguay has committed themselves under the proposed regulation system to sell recreational marijuana for approximately $2.50 the gram. Cheap by any standards! Aware, fearful, and on the defensive. The $2.50 the gram price is key to the Uruguayan plan to undercut the South American drug cartels grip on illegal marijuana cultivation. Keeping vital funds out of the hands of some of South America’s larger drug cartels.
After Colorado and Washington both legalized recreational marijuana, and now with over 40% of the states across the US having embraced medical cannabis. The enlightened masses, which makes up the new demographics of today’s generation are closely watching, waiting for that breakthrough moment. Waiting for ignorance to die… And common sense prevail. Treating weed like alcohol. Taxing it, regulating it, while denying drug cartels around the world access to easy money.