Uruguay plans to begin legal marijuana sales of pot grown under government control by year’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.
“We try to use what we have,” Mujica told La Tercera daily, referring to land where the marijuana would be grown.
“It will be grown in one place, probably in an armed forces’ facility. There will probably be private producers, but under certain conditions.”
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