Uruguay planning to sell legally cloned marijuana by yearโ€™s end

Uruguay planning to sell legally cloned marijuana by yearโ€™s end

Uruguay plans to begin legal marijuana sales of pot grown under government control by yearโ€™s end, using cloned plants, President Jose Mujica said Wednesday.

Mujica, speaking to a local newspaper during a visit to Chile, said the process was complex because it was regulated by the market.

โ€œWe try to use what we have,โ€ Mujica told La Tercera daily, referring to land where the marijuana would be grown.
โ€œIt will be grown in one place, probably in an armed forcesโ€™ facility. There will probably be private producers, but under certain conditions.โ€

Predicting that sales would begin in December or January, Mujica said the marijuana would be cloned to reproduce the same genetic code, which would give the plants a clear identifier for tracking.

Source: Agence France-Presse

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