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Yerba mate with cannabis is a reality

Uruguay begins selling yerba mate with cannabis

Cosentina and La Abuelita, two well-known Uruguayan yerba mate brands, will start selling cannabis products without psychoactive effects, since they do not have THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

The information was confirmed by Pablo Riveiro, director of one of the companies that will market it, Efe news agency reported.

The product will begin to be commercialized in the coming weeks of May. Riveiro explained that the yerba mate they will use comes from Brazil, while cannabis is produced entirely in Uruguay.

In communication with the Efe agency, medical cannabis specialist Raquel Peyraube explained that “it would be impossible” for the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) of Uruguay to authorize a product with psychoactive properties outside of what is established by the law, which is marketing of the product in pharmacies. “The only form of access for non-medical psychoactive cannabis that the law foresees is the purchase in pharmacies,” said the specialist.

In Uruguay it became law to decriminalize the production and sale of marijuana in 2013, under the mandate of Jos%uFFFD Mujica (2010-2015). “That is to say, that if a product that maintains psychoactive properties is commercialized it would be illegal,” concluded Raquel Peyraube.

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