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Cannabis bill moving in Brazil

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Brazil’s lower house of congress is expected to take up a bill that would legalize medical marijuana and industrial hemp cultivation soon, with approval expected before the end of the year, Paulo Teixeira, a federal deputy, told Marijuana Business Daily. Beyond medical applications, the new law would open up all hemp sectors in Brazil. The bill authorizes the production and marketing of products made from industrial hemp as long as they are not intended for medical use or marketed for “prophylactic, curative or palliative purposes.” It would clear the way for products in health and beauty, cellulose, fibers and non-medical veterinary as long as those products contain no more than 0.3% THC. Only seeds would be allowed in foods.

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