Brazil: One Step Closer To Medical And Industrial Cannabis Cultivation

This article by Natalia Kesselman was originally published on El Planteo, and appears here with permission.

On Tuesday, a special committee of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies passed a bill that would enable cannabis cultivation for medicinal and industrial purposes.

After being postponed on several occasions, the passing of this project meant a defeat for the conservative pro-Bolsonaro ruling party which, according to O Globo, was firmly opposed to the bill and acted accordingly. Indeed, the battle was a close one: with 17 votes in favor and 17 against, the tie had to be broken by the chairman of the special committee, deputy Paulo Teixeira (PT-SP).

"This report was not built out of my head, it was not something I took and decided to do. It was discussed as a group," said Luciano Ducci …

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