• In Uruguay, pot could cost more for pain relief than for pleasure (Global Post)

    by  • February 16, 2015 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Uruguay still has a lot it needs to hash out. Tighter regulations could nudge the price of medicinal cannabis above that of recreational, and a government subsidized cannabis program designed to undercut cartels may prove unsustainable. How Uruguay grapples with these challenges will provide lessons for other states.

    By WILL CARLESS | February 16, 2015

    …A National Drug Council spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that cannabis grown in Uruguay for medicinal uses — like treating pain and nausea caused by chemotherapy, or helping boost appetites for HIV/AIDS patients — will cost more than recreational pot.

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