Global Legal Chronicle Article: Medical Cannabis regulation slowly advances in Brazil

Global Legal Chronicle Article: Medical Cannabis regulation slowly advances in Brazil

Isabela Amorim Diniz Ferreira, Corporate lawyer from Farroco Abreu Advogados, specialized on regulatory matters and post-graduated in Economic Law by Fundação Getúlio Vargas de São Paulo (FGV/SP). http://www.farrocoabreu.com.br   Anvisa and Brazilian House of Representatives yield to social pressure and move towards to the universalization of cannabis for medical purposes As scientific evidence advances on the therapeutic benefits of medicinal products made from Cannabis sp. extracts, the number of countries with specific regulations also increases.  Substances from cannabis are being used as an alternative to traditionally prescribed medicines. In Brazil, the initial step to allow the use of cannabis sativa for medical purposes was taken in 2014, when the Judiciary granted the first injunction to authorize a patient to import and use cannabidiol-rich oil (CBD) for the refractory epilepsy treatment. Since 2015 the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária – Anvisa) has granted patients in health care treatment authorizations for the importation of medicines with parts of Cannabis sp. plant or substances obtained from it in its composition.  In this same year, Anvisa also amended the Ministry of Health Ordinance No. 344/98, disqualifying CBD from the list of banned substances and classifying it as a substance…

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