Uruguay marijuana legalization leads to pot shortage as demand …

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Laura Andrade recently walked out of a pharmacy in Uruguay cursing loudly because she couldn’t buy legal pot. The wine sommelier had taken a bus since pharmacies in her neighborhood don’t sell the drug, but a pharmacy employee told her to come back the next day.

“I work, I can’t come here every day,” she complained. “Today, I’ll have to buy from an illegal dealer. I have no choice. This system is crap. It’s useless!”

Marijuana went on sale in Uruguay last year under a 2013 law that made it the first nation to legalize a pot

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