Uruguay: CBD and cannabis regulation, August 2022

Uruguay is on a path to becoming of the main cannabis-exporting countries in the world.

The country is planning to boost its recreational cannabis market and attract tourism by allowing non-residents access to both recreational and medical cannabis.

Changes are also expected with medical cannabis, with new regulation that could be passed by the end of the year.

We could also see changes in CBD regulation with possible allowance for CBD to be used in foods.

This report provides a detailed overview of the regulatory framework in place in Uruguay for hemp, cannabis and CBD.

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Laura Garay Gómez

Legal analyst
Laura holds a Master’s degree in Public Law from the University of Seville, Spain, where she mainly specialised in International Law and Administrative Law. She has also studied International and European Law at the University of Helsinki, Finland, under the Erasmus Programme.

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