Brazil Congressman Sees Cannabis Cultivation Bill Making Progress in December

The current high price of imported medical cannabis has been one of the main arguments in favor of the cultivation bill: Proponents say domestic growers would be able to supply the medicine at a lower cost.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Brazilian bill that would legalize medical marijuana and industrial hemp cultivation could soon have its first debate on the floor of the lower house of Congress, ahead of its expected approval in that chamber before the end of this year, federal deputy Paulo Teixeira (PT-SP) told Marijuana Business Daily.

The bill, PL 399/2015, would have far-reaching implications for Latin America’s largest medical cannabis market, which currently is dependent on imported products.

The current high price of imported medical cannabis has been one of the main arguments in favor of the cultivation . . .

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