Brazil approves medical marijuana, as Latin America drug taboo softens


FILE PHOTO: An employee of Clever Leaves company works inside a cannabis plantation, at a greenhouse in Pesca, Colombia, Colombia October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil has approved medicinal cannabis-based products, the country’s pharmaceutical regulator Anvisa said on Tuesday, becoming the latest drug-ravaged Latin American nation to sign off on medical marijuana.

The new regulations will be published in the country’s official gazette in the next few days and come into law 90 days after that, Anvisa said. It also set out specific rules for the…


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