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Private Sector Banks Putting the Squeeze on Uruguay’s Legal Marijuana Industry
On July 19, Uruguay started selling legal weed in pharmacies—making it the world’s first state-run marijuana marketplace with the government involved in the entire chain of movement from cultivation to purchase.
The problem however is that, at $1.30 per gram, the country has already run out of weed and it’s program has only been operating for less than a month.
From the very first day when sales started, there were shortages; some pharmacies were cleaned out before closing time.
Pharmacy owners say the situation continues and that their supply is gone almost as soon as it is delivered.
Some stores in the capital, Montevideo, where about two-thirds of the country’s 3.4 million people live, haven’t had a shipment since August 4.
Republican Gubernatorial Candidate ‘Open’ to Medical Marijuana Law in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The treatment of her sister’s back injury has caused Republican gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell to reevaluate Tennessee’s ban on medical marijuana.
Harwell, who is speaker of the state House of Representatives, told a Republican gathering earlier this month that allowing medical marijuana has come up as part of a discussion about how to tackle the state’s opioid crisis.
The longtime Nashville representative said her sister was recently prescribed opioids after breaking her back.
“She was in a yoga class and came down out of a shoulder stand the wrong way,” Harwell said. “And she was, of course, in a great deal of pain.”
But after the initial doses, she wanted to stop taking the painkillers.
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