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Uruguay plans to allow tourists access to legal marijuana

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first country in the world to legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for recreational use, Uruguay is poised to take another groundbreaking step. President Luis Lacalle Pou's government is considering extending, to foreign tourists, the authorization to purchase cannabis in pharmacies.

The current legislation allows only Uruguayan adults and foreign residents to officially register to buy up to 40 grams per month in authorized pharmacies, to grow their own marijuana or to access cannabis clubs.

These provisions came into force in December 2013, when the government of President José Mujica passed a . . .

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