Just after many delays, Brazil lastly has regulations for launching healthcare marijuana sales this week.

Brazil’s national wellness surveillance agency, the Anvisa (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária), authorized regulations for launching healthcare marijuana sales in the nation, with the new guidelines set to take impact inside the subsequent 90 days.

The new regulation permits sales of items with THC levels above .two% to terminally-ill individuals or these who lack option remedy choices. Other individuals will have access to healthcare marijuana items with THC levels beneath .two%.

The choice is a smaller step forward in the nation whose proper-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is compared to US President Donald Trump.

Even though Bolsonaro supports healthcare marijuana, he previously warned that legalizing pot would advantage criminals and has even gone as far as to recommend drug use is related with homosexuality.

On the other hand, in a separate vote, it was decided that the biggest nation in South America will not create its personal healthcare cannabis.

Elsewhere on the continent, believed to have the prospective for becoming a important player in the marijuana enterprise, many nations have currently legalized (healthcare) cannabis.

Anvisa’s Chief Executive William Dib has previously stated that 13 million Brazilians could advantage from expanding the country’s healthcare marijuana plan and that, throughout the public comment period, the proposal received overwhelming assistance.

Presently, the only cannabis-primarily based medicine readily available in Brazil is Sativex, a mouth spray manufactured by British corporation GW Pharmaceuticals to treat muscle spasms triggered by MS. 

Anvisa has also previously granted individuals authorizations for the importation of cannabis-primarily based medicines on a case-by-case basis.

New possibilities in South and Central America

In 2013, Uruguay became the very first nation in the planet to legalize recreational marijuana throughout the presidency of famously liberal President Jose Mujica, when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed legislation permitting healthcare cannabis in 2015.

In truth, Colombia is currently gaining a foothold in the sector, rising its exports of healthcare marijuana as the nation enjoys superb circumstances for its cultivation.

Coupled with inexpensive land and reduce wages, Colombia could rake in $six billion from marijuana exports, according to the government in Bogota. Chile, Argentina, and Peru also permit healthcare marijuana.

More than in Central America, Mexico is poised to come to be the third nation in the planet to legalize recreational weed (soon after Uruguay and Canada).