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Enrique Curbelo is delighted. Selling cannabis has allowed the affable 76-year-old to keep his privately owned pharmacy in Montevideo open in a market dominated by big chains. It has been four and a half years since marijuana use became legal in Uruguay and a year since it has been sold in pharmacies – up to 40 grams a month per person.Enrique Curbelo had to get over his own prejudices before deciding to join the select band of pharmacies selling the plant.'Normal people' Users can choose between two brands and two types of cannabis – sativa and indica – both provided by an official distributor. Official statistics say 70 percent of buyers are male and 49 percent are between the ages of 18 and 29 .Corbo is not impressed with the quality on offer in pharmacies.According to the Institute of Cannabis Regulation and Control (Ircca), an average cultivator or club member supplies cannabis to two other people, while those who buy it in a pharmacy share it with one other.
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