Legal weed in Uruguay will be incredibly cheap
When pharmacies in Uruguay start selling weed legally in July, one gram will cost just $1.30.
For comparison, a gram of the most inexpensive weed in the US in 2015, sold in Oregon and Washington, cost between $7 and $8.
Uruguay wants its legal weed to be cheaper so it’s more attractive than the drug sold by the black market, where it costs about $1.50 per gram.
It’s a small difference when considering just one gram, but more relevant when buying in bulk, which is usually the case.
In 2013, Uruguay legalized the production, sale, and use of marijuana. The government regulates the companies that grow the plant in secret sites close to the capital.
Now citizens are being allowed to register so they can purchase the drug, which will be sold in pharmacies.