Cannabis smokers in Uruguay will be allowed to buy 20 cannabis cigarettes from the state, under new plans.
The move is a bid to stamp out organised crime.
Users will be able to purchase up to 40g (1.4oz) per month - enough for 20 cannabis cigarettes.
The drug will be regulated by the state and sold at the market price, currently around £21.60.
Cannabis smokers will be given cards with a bar code allowing them to buy up to the legal limit per month.
And economist Carlos Casacuberta said the plan was unlikely to wipe out the black market in the drug.
He said: 'The drug traffickers will react as any other business would - they will look to compete with the government's marijuana, to find their niche.
'There will be two models of marijuana, the legal and the illegal.'
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