Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies passes bill authorizing medical cultivation of cannabis

The text of the bill was processed by a special committee, whose narrow approval was definitive, so the bill will be forwarded to the Senate. There is substantial opposition to the bill from the Bolsonaro administration.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The bill authorizing the legalization of controlled cultivation of cannabis sativa in Brazil for medicinal and scientific purposes was passed on Tuesday, June 8, by the Chamber of Deputies.

The text was being processed by a special committee established to analyze Bill 399/15, in conclusive terms. The text was then dispensed from passing through the plenary session and should be forwarded to the Senate.

The analysis was marked by obstruction attempts by . . .

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