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Brazilian Health Watchdog Wants to Allow Medical Marijuana Plantations

By Richard Mann

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The measures are part of a proposal submitted by Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) on Tuesday, June 11th, to try to liberalize the cultivation of cannabis in Brazil, with a focus on research and the production of medicinal products. The proposal will now be submitted for public consultation for 60 days.

Currently, marijuana planting is forbidden in Brazil. Since 2006, however, Law 11.343 provides for the possibility for the federal government to authorize planting "for medicinal and scientific purposes at a predefined location and within a predefined period and under supervision".

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