Uruguay’s growing cannabis market is a mixed blessing, and a mixed blessing at the same time. On one hand, we have the opportunity to support scientific research and create new jobs. On the other hand, we are also facing a strong drug menace that has been increasing steadily over the past few years. It’s a tricky balance that cannot be perfectly struck but it can be managed with prudent action. The National Drug Council (CND) of Uruguayans has made a significant effort to reduce the number of illicit drugs users and seizures of drugs continue to decline. But while the country is making headway, other options remain open for prohibitionists who still believe in sending our nation back towards its dark ages.
What is the current situation in Uruguay?
Uruguay, a North American country with a population of about 1 million, is a leader in the field of international drug law. As of 2017, Uruguay had the world’s second-highest number of terrorism suspects, ahead of the U.S. and its partners in the European Union. The United States has been the main trading partner of Uruguay for many years, and Uruguay’s position as a top-ranking partner has grown over time. In recent years, the international trade in drugs has grown at a break-neck pace. In fact, since 2006, the volume of international trade in drugs has more than tripled, and the number of seized substances more than tripled. The increase in smuggled drugs has also grown during this period, as smugglers have searched for new ways to smuggle into the country products that were once banned in the US.
Who can grow or buy cannabis in Uruguay?
Like all major countries in the world, Uruguay is a place where licensed and regulated marijuana can be grown and sold. However, it is also home to a thriving black market for drugs and a thriving black market for luxury goods. Because of this, you would be hard-pressed to find a Jamaican who owns or grows cannabis in Uruguay.
What happens when we completely ban cannabis in Uruguay?
The impact of a complete ban on cannabis in Uruguay is that the country’s black market for drugs will virtually disappear, as pot will basically remain illegal. This will have a wide impact on the country’s people, particularly those from the indigenous North American indigenous population. These people have long been a vital source of labor, and even now, they make up a large portion of the workforce in many cities. They will also be the mainstay of the rural economy, as they currently enjoy high rates of literacy and are regarded as “menial labor” in industrial communities. This means that Uruguay’s public administration and law enforcement will be left with very little room to maneuver in managing this rapidly growing issue.
Can we still support scientific research in Uruguay?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a resounding no. The last time that the National Commission on Responsible Conduct (COR) opened an investigation into U.S. scientists who had performed research in Uruguay, they found that the scientists had acted in breach of ethics and had failed to declare their funds from foreign sources. At the time of the report, the scientists had been working at the University of Miami, where they were supported by the American Brain Institute. These scientists had also received funding from the pharmaceutical industry, which has offices in several countries around the world.
How to get hold of cannabis in Uruguay
There is no easy or reliable way to get hold of cannabis in Uruguay. You would need to travel to the country, purchase it from a local dealer, and then drive it to your home. There are no online stores or online shopping options in Uruguay, so you would need to do your best to shop around for the best deal.
The bottom line
Unfortunately, the situation in Uruguay is far from perfect. The country has a large black market for drugs and is also home to a thriving black market for luxury goods. Additionally, due to the country’s close ties with the world trade organization the World Customs and Trade Agreement, any Changes in the norm established at international level will affect the country negatively. The country has also proven to be an attractive market for Mexican and Brazilian products, which have been a major source of merchandise for the country for many years. Therefore, it would be wise for all parties to work together in order to create a more welcoming and open-minded government in Uruguay.