Uruguay Is Getting High as Officials Try to Snuff Out Tobacco

By Rafael Castillo

Thanks to Uruguay’s recently approved legal marijuana regulations, access to pot will soon be as easy as visiting a corner pharmacy but Uruguayans may now face problems buying tobacco.

While the South American country passed laws to regulate the production, sale and consumption of marijuana, officials are moving forward with stricter regulations on the marketing of tobacco products.

On May 6, the Uruguayan Senate passed a law prohibiting the display of tobacco products in order to decrease consumer’s exposure. That same day, Uruguay President José Mújica, established a law to regulate the consumption of marijuana.

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