- May 30, 2017
Pot-heads around the world rejoiced that Uruguay was legalizing the possession of cannabis, the devil is in the details.
Though the price will be highly accessible, only $1.30 per gram compared with $3 on the street, consumers must register with the government first. They will then be required to identify themselves with a digital thumb scan to withdraw their weekly maximum of 10g. h/t The Guardian
Much like Canada's upcoming legislation, this is a move for control by the government. We all know that the drug war has failed and the "deep state" knows it too.
What we are now seeing is a change in tactics. People who consume cannabis generally have little regard for institutions. Now there is an easy way for the government to identify those of us that are more "subversive".