Brazil: Patients licensed to grow medical cannabis – the last hour

(ANSA) – RIO DE JANEIRO, June 15 – In Brazil, Section VI of the Supreme Court of Justice (Stj, equivalent to the Supreme Court) has decided to allow three patients to safely conduct the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Two cases were analyzed. In one, the patient requested that he be allowed to plant 15 seedlings of the cannabis plant (popularly known as marijuana) every 3 months and produce CBD for his own use. This patient explained that he had diabetes, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, mixed anxiety and depressive disorder, recurrent depressive disorder, and social phobia.

The patient had already obtained a permit from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) for import, but he requested to do home cultivation without incurring a criminal offense and that is why he was arrested.

In the other case, two patients provided medical documentation proving the need for treatment with medications containing CBD. According to the doctors, this led to significant improvements in their health conditions, while other conventional treatments did not work. (Dealing).

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