Legal sales of adult-use marijuana in Uruguay will begin next week at a limited number of pharmacies, and more than 5,000 people have registered as customers.
The cannabis packaging comes with a security stamp that guarantees authenticity as well as warnings about the possible effects of consumption.
Lawmakers approved a bill in December 2013 making Uruguay the first country to have a legal marijuana market covering the entire chain from seed to sale.
The law also permits individual cultivation of marijuana and the creation of cannabis clubs, and users may buy up to 40 grams a month.
– Associated Press