The Legal Status of Cannabis-Based Drugs in Brazil

Today on Hempresent Vivian is joined by Caio Graco Zeppelini. Mr. Zeppeliniis a Former Post-Graduate at Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Former Bolsista de Iniciação Científica – PIBIC at CNPq and a Biology Student at Universidade Estadual da Paraíba – UEPB, who happens to be a listener to the show reports on the State of Cannabis in Brazil.


The legal status of cannabis-based drugs has been a thorny issue in Brazil for years, with several patients fighting in the courts to circumvent prohibition. Anvisa has loosened some restrictions in the past two years, allowing patients with medical orders to personally import some drugs derived from marijuana.