Following the adoption in Uruguay to legalize marijuana, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of the United Nations was disappointed because such action violates the 1961 Convention on Narcotic Drugs, to which the country belongs.
Raymond Yans, president of the organization, said he was “surprised” that the Uruguayan government “deliberately decided” to ignore the provisions of the treaty.
On Tuesday, Uruguay became the first country to legalize the production and sale of marijuana.
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, driver of the controversial rule, set provides a period of ten days for enactment. Time when many regulations, including the type of licenses, such as the therapeutic, medical and cosmetic use will be defined.
The new law will allow those older than 18-years to cultivate in their homes up to six cannabis plants, with a maximum of 480 grams of annual production. So far, the consumer is not punished, but it was left to each judge to decide whether the seized substance or plants was for their own consumption.