Uruguay was the first country to ever pass and implement a national adult-use legalization measure. Lawmakers initially passed a legalization measure back in 2013, and regulated adult-use sales via pharmacies began in 2017.
Since that time, Uruguay’s emerging legal adult-use industry has garnered significant international attention and generated considerable headlines, and rightfully so. After all, what Uruguay did and continues to do on the adult-use front is truly historic.
However, Uruguay’s cannabis industry and policy are not limited to just adult-use cannabis. Uruguay’s medical cannabis program, which receives far less attention, is set to undergo a fairly substantial expansion thanks to a recent authorization by the government. Per Montevideo (translated to English):
The government established through a decree the expansion of access routes to products made from medical cannabis by regulating a procedure to be able to carry out treatments through master formulations prescribed by treating doctors and made in authorized pharmacies.
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