A Brazilian appeals court has agreed to rule on whether companies and farmers can plant cannabis in the country, which could open the door to legal cultivation for medicinal and industrial purposes after legislative efforts stalled in recent years.
The decision by the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Brazil’s top appeals court for non-constitutional matters, was made public on March 14 and established its jurisdiction for a nationwide precedent regarding the import of seeds and planting of cannabis.
Now, all pending cases regarding permission to plant cannabis in the country will be frozen until the STJ makes a final and binding decision, two lawyers following the case said.
Brazil allows the sale and production of cannabis products, but companies must import the key ingredients.
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