Uruguay Betting on Exports of Medical Marijuana


NUEVA HELVECIA, URUGUAY —  When he was younger, the only thing that Enrique Morales knew about marijuana was that you smoked it to get high. Today, the former driver is a horticulturist on a cannabis plantation about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo and he says drops of marijuana oil have been key to treating his mother’s osteoarthritis. “My perception has now changed. It is a plant that has a lot of properties!” he said.

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