Brazilian court authorizes medical cannabis cultivation for the first time

Judge Rogério Schietti of the STJ lamented the lack of legislation on the matter and argued that it involves issues of "public health" and "people's dignity" before criticizing the "refusal of the State" to "regulate this issue".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Superior Court of Justice (STJ) has authorized, for the first time, three people to grow cannabis for medical treatment in a decision that could set a precedent for similar cases in the South American country.

The Sixth Chamber of the STJ has analyzed two appeals presented by three people who use a cannabis-based medicine with a medical prescription and has ruled in favor of their cultivation of the plant without it being considered a crime, according to the Brazilian newspaper 'O Globo'.

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