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Legal weed in Uruguay will be incredibly cheap

$1.30

When pharmacies in Uruguay start selling weed legally in July, one gram will cost just $1.30.

Published   |  Photo by Reuters/Andres Stapff
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$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.

c-weed-RTX16AZG-Andres Stapff
$1.30

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.

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$1.30

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.

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$1.30

The drug will only be available for citizens and foreigners with permanent residency. There’s also a monthly maximum of 40 grams per person.

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