JUL 2017 - CAN FOREIGNERS BUY MARIJUANA IN URUGUAY?
Uruguayan citizens and
registered residents living here for at least two years are
able to buy up to 40g of marijuana per month from the
Customers need to
register at the post office with the information being fed to
a central database. Anyone consuming their limit will be flagged
for treatment or to see if they are selling their stash (which will
Marijuana finally went on
sale in July 2017, four years after the landmark legislation was
But say you are a visitor
to Uruguay and someone offers you a joint or some marijuana as a
gift – it’s yours for the smoking!
Personal use of cannabis
has been decriminalised in Uruguay as far back as 1974. What is
illegal is selling.
If you are wondering,
Uruguay’s marijuana laws regarding public
consumption are similar to the tobacco laws.
Over 18s can smoke pot
anywhere other than a public building or enclosed place of work. So
you can’t smoke inside a cafe or restaurant (a place of work for
the wait staff) but you can smoke at the outdoor tables.