You would think by this stage in our lives that we would have seen just about everything, well we haven’t…..So this store was a shock to both Joe and I. Sure in college we saw stores that had a few items for sale but to see a store just for marijuana paraphernalia – never before. It is legal to buy marijuana in Uruguay, if you are a citizen. It is controlled by the government and there is a procedure you must follow to buy it. I do not know what the process is and because it is not “our thing” we will probably never know it. But when you are walking down a very busy street in Montevideo you must stop and take a look at what items are sold here. JUST because it is so unbelievable. Sorry the pictures are not that clear, I would not go inside the store, if felt a bit uncomfortable to me. We had no idea what we were looking at but it was a happening place for sure. Here you will find locals smoking in public, at the beach, sitting around with friends and it is a normal occurrence. We are still amazed when you can smell it right out in the open. Okay, we’re kinda sheltered I know – commuted to college, missed out on a lot. We like beer, though – does that count? You can also legally grow a few plants and there are many grow stores, they call them – set up for that. Again, for us, beer and an occasional shot of rum will do it. Brain function is down enough as it is!
Haha! We went into that store and I took a lot of photos. The stoned clerk even offered us a bite of a chocolate brownie. We asked him a lot of questions about the process of growing and selling. It was interesting because although they can grow for personal consumption, they can’t sell it. They work around the law by making edibles with the liquid extract and sell the edibles legally. I felt like I was back in the 60s. When we left the store, someone across the street offered us a joint. Lol
You and Ron were pretty bold to go in, Joe and I just stood outside like the police were watching us, ja ja Personally I think the world spends too much time and money fighting this. I like the idea that it is out in the open here. Nancy