Uruguay to Sell Spliff for 1$ a Gram
Authorities In Uruguay confirmed in October that they will be launching legal and government-controlled market for marijuana next year, selling top quality cannabis for just 1US$ a gram.
Uruguay’s National Drugs Board chief Julio Calzada told reporters, they hope to price drug cartels out of the market by allowing pharmacies to sell quality controlled weed grown by private horticulturalists.
“The illegal market is very risky and of poor quality,” Mr Calzado told reporters.
“The price of marijuana from Paraguay that gets sold on the streets here is about $1 a gram, so we’re going to set the price of government-controlled cannabis at around that same price. We want to snatch the market away from the drug traffickers.” (Guardian: http://bit.ly/19rYGdv
Details of the drug’s imminent legalization were announced soon after US scientists published the findings of a study on Oreos, which discovered that the notoriously more-ish cookies are as addictive as cocaine. Lab rats dosed with the popular snacks also ‘broke them apart and ate the centre first, very like humans’, the Mirror revealed.
“Our research supports the theory that high-fat/high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do,” study chief Professor Schroeder from Connecticut College told reporters.
“It may explain why some people can’t resist these foods despite the fact that they know they are bad for them,” he suggested (Daily Mirror: http://bit.ly/1bloSWQ )
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