Uruguayan President Jose Mujica gestures during an interview with Agence France-Presse at his house, on the outskirts of Montevideo on July 9, 2014. Mujica told AFP Wednesday that sales of marijuana will be delayed until next year because of difficulties in implementing the controversial law legalizing the drug. The South American country in December became the first in the world to announce that it would regulate the market for cannabis and its derivatives, a bold move by authorities frustrated with losing resources to fighting drug trafficking. Direct marijuana sales to consumers will “go to next year,” Mujica, 79, said in an interview with AFP. “There are practical difficulties.” AFP PHOTO / Daniel CASELLI (Photo credit should read DANIEL CASELLI/AFP/Getty Images)