This week, the two companies responsible for cannabis production in Uruguay began the country's first legal harvest, claiming some 300 grams each from hundreds of plants grown in licensed indoor or greenhouse operations.
Lawmakers like to urge "caution" when it comes to marijuana legalization. But a look at the world's first legal-marijuana country shows that caution can be a bad thing.
Authorities in Uruguay say the country's legal pot-growing clubs may be selling marijuana and cannabis products without approval, creating a kind of "gray market."
Uruguay's government announced last week the granting of licenses to two companies to grow cannabis for commercial distribution.