Montevideo, Nov 9 (EFE) .- The Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute (Ircca) today introduced two new marijuana varieties for recreational use, which are already available at 12 authorized pharmacies in the country for those users registered as buyers.
The agency replenished cannabis stocks in Uruguayan pharmacies, which had It has been without cannabis flowers for about two weeks.
Likewise, the Ircca introduced the varieties Alfa II M and Beta II M, which are added to the already existing Alfa I and Beta I.
On July 16, the country authorized the purchase of marijuana for recreational use in pharmacies, at which time it put Alpha I and Beta I varieties into circulation, product of the harvest of International Cannabis Corp (ICC), the other successful bidder.
Those varieties had a maximum of psychoactive component, called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that was around 2%.
However, the two new products that began to be sold this Thursday have a level of THC that rises to 9%, according to the Ircca in a statement.
In this regard, the agency recently reported that the containers, up to five grams, were modified their information so that it is specified for users the Psychoactive level.
"From the qualitative point of view, the varieties still present a medium / medium-low psychoactivity index and a high concentration of Cannabidiol (CBD)", added the Ircca.
The price of each of the four varieties will continue to be 187 Uruguayan pesos the package (about 6 dollars).
Last October 26 the agency announced the transient suspension, until mid-November, of the distribution of cannabis.
The interruption was due to the "additional tests" that had to be done for the introduction of the two new varieties, as well as the modification of the registry before the Ministry of Public Health, explained the Ircca.