Cannabis in Uruguay: World’s leading hemp exporter; tons of flowers in 6 months; over 160 companies created

The domestic market alone has more than 65,000 consumers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - ExpoCannabis 2021, the trade show of the growing cannabis industry in Uruguay, joined over 160 companies that are developing products, from dog food, gin, cosmetics or medicines containing cannabis, to fertilizers or smoking accessories, with more than 150 stands displaying their products in the 8th edition of this 3-day event that started on Friday (4).

The cannabis industry in Uruguay "is growing exponentially," said the event's founder and organizer Mercedes Ponce de León, adding that this year "more than 30% of the stands are foreign," with companies from Brazil, South Africa and Canada . . .

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