Written by Karley
The Uruguayan government controls the entire marijuana supply chain in order to combat drug trafficking, but according to specialist Raquel Peyraube, the concentration of THC in state cannabis is not enough to compete with drug trafficking. The information is from El Observador.
"Do not high anything," was the definition of the president of the Endocannabinology Society of Uruguay, Raquel Peyraube, on the components of state marijuana that began to be sold in Uruguayan pharmacies. One variant of the product being sold in pharmacies has 2% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and 7% cannabidiol (CBD). The other has 4% THC. She said that the law regulating marijuana will not meet its goal of competing against drug trafficking because recreational use is aimed at the psychoactive effects of the drug.
"It is a pity that the law has been scorned in this way, because on paper it was good. This corresponds to the sanitarian and puritanical logic of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), in which the last word is that of President Tabaré Vázquez, who is an oncologist, "Peyraube told El Observador.
The expert explained that CBD counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC, so there is no logic that the first component is present almost four times as long as the second. "The image of the packaging was the laughing stock of social networks," according to Peyraube.
According to sources consulted by the newspaper, the government allowed a maximum of 5% THC, so none of the types of state marijuana will exceed this percentage.