uruguay marijuana legalization
Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Uruguayans Can Now Apply To Grow Their Own Marijuana

uruguay marijuana legalizationUruguay is at the forefront of marijuana reform right now. Whereas some countries have quit enforcing marijuana prohibition, but technically still have it on the books as being illegal, Uruguay has officially legalized marijuana. It still isn’t sold in stores yet, but citizens can now sign up to grow their own marijuana. Per the Huffington Post:

People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program.

Under a law that went into effect in May, citizens of Uruguay or legal residents who are at least 18 can grow marijuana for personal use if they register. There is a limit of six female plants, with an annual harvest of up to 480 grams.

After Uruguay legalized marijuana, it initiated a worldwide conversation about marijuana reform. Almost every Latin and South American country has at least talked about legalizing marijuana since Uruguay passed reform, and some countries are truly exploring the ideas. Latin and South America have been ravaged by cartels and organized crime, and legalizing marijuana would hurt those same cartels, which makes this type of reform very important. It also makes Uruguay’s implementation process very important too, as all eyes are watching how it goes. I’m confident it will go well, and hopefully other countries follow Uruguay’s lead.

  • guest

    forgive me for being less than fully informed, but I thought the people of Uruguay were rejecting the marijuana legalization. I thought that it might not happen. Am I just wrong? Articles like this seem to say that I am. Which is good, of course.

  • reefer

    “The legislation, which went into effect in May, allows for the growing of pot by licensed individuals, the formation of growers and users clubs, the sale by pharmacies of 40 grams of pot a month to registered users and the tracking of legally grown marijuana through a system of genetic markers of authorized plants.”-AP
    Bad. All bad. This reeks of corporate influence. So what are the “approved genetics” of authorized plants? (besides being limited to 15% THC) Is growing a male to produce your own seed illegal?(as this would subvert their tracking system through “genetic markers”)

    • This comment was held for moderation because you used the word ‘sale.’ We had problems with spammers trying to sell fake weed in the comments so that word will cause the comment to be held until we can approve it. Since your comment was posted about 530am where I am at, I was asleep

      • reefer

        sorry Jay, but I recall having the same thing happen before and i think it may even have been on the same subject(Uruguay). Anyway, thanks for explaining how the site is programmed. Was wondering why one comment got through but another didn’t.

        • No worries, now you can have some peace-of-mind if it happens in the future

  • reefer

    i made a comment here a few minutes ago, about their tracking plants thru “genetic markers” Why my comment keeps being “moderated” is beyond me, but it seems to me that if TWB wasnt complicit in some way, they wouldn’t be deleting perfectly relevant comments.

    • reefer

      wow. that one got through. click over to Toke and click on some of the links to get the (almost) whole story. F*** your censorship, weed blog!

      • Are referring to the Toke of the Town that is owned by Voice Media Group Inc and, if I recall correctly, fired their founding writer/editor Steve Elliott for posting controversial comments on his own Facebook page? (long, slow sigh)

        We don’t censor comments! This blog is ran by ONLY TWO PEOPLE, both of which were sleeping and away from our computers last night when you posted your comments. Comments are automatically held for moderation until we get to a computer to approve them if 1) somebody flags the comment 2) you repeatedly comment in a short period of time 3) you post a link 4) you use inappropriate, abusive or “spammy” language.

      • Thank you for your angry comments. I’m sorry if other readers who come here didn’t want to see them and flagged them. We don’t censor comments, period. Thanks for all your support!!

    • Thank you for your accusatory comments. I’m sorry your comment was held for moderation and we were not here at 5:30am (our time) to approve them. I’m sorry we were sleeping. Remember, it’s The Weed Blog, not The Crack Blog.

      We don’t censor comments.

      Thanks for all your support!!

  • Cavernous Jenny “Fetish Girl”

    Its great people there can grow. The 480 gram limit will not work for some people. Those with health issues will need much more than that per year. Hopefully the rules can be bent for those in medical need

    • Cyndysub

      Yes and especially bent for those who are bent.