Uruguay: Govt Allows Retailers To Sell Cannabis With 10% Or More THC

It looks like the upper level allowable  will be around 25% THC

El Pais reports –

They will sell more potent cannabis in pharmacies

The product will have more than 10% THC and will be released in 2022.

The new product will be slightly more expensive than the ones on sale today. Pharmacies will put on sale a new variant of recreational cannabis with more THC and a stronger “punch”.

The new product will be slightly more expensive than those on sale today. The decision has already been approved by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis (Ircca) and they will begin to work with the implementation of the new variant for its harvest and packaging.

It is expected to hit the stalls in the first months of 2022. Currently registered pharmacies have for sale two variants of marijuana: “Alpha I” and “Beta I”, both with 2% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

The first has a predominance of the “indica” variety, with 7% CBD (Cannabidiol), while the second has a greater presence of the “sativa” variety, with 6% CBD. Products with a high THC / CBD ratio cause greater psychoactive effects.

In all cases they are sold in buds (flowers) in packages of 5 grams. The new variant will have more than 10% THC.

The purchase of marijuana in pharmacies is one of the three forms of cannabis use regulated by law.

Personal self-cultivation and cannabis clubs are the other two systems allowed by the current regulation.

In these two cases, the flowers that are grown have between 15% and 25% THC, that is, a higher percentage than the buds that are sold in pharmacies.

Registered consumers were able to start buying the product in pharmacies as of July 20, 2017.

The Ircca Board of Directors analyzed this process, taking different evaluations from consumers, as well as detailed reports on consumption and the companies producing the products. flowers sold in pharmacies.

Read more at  https://www.elpais.com.uy/informacion/sociedad/venderan-cannabis-potente-farmacias.html?mc_cid=997e552f77&mc_eid=ffca6542f9

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