Close to 26 tons of cannabis cultivated and produced in Portugal have been exported since 2019, the year in which the use of this plant for medicinal purposes was legalized, an increase of more than 1,200%, data from Infarmed reveal.

In 2022 alone, the last year with complete data, 9.2 tons were exported, an increase of 1,207% compared to the 709 kilos exported in 2019, after the law came into force on February 1 of that year.

In the first six months of 2023, 5.4 tons were exported, representing 58.6% of the total exported in the entire year 2022.

In the first half of the year, the main destinations that Portugal exported cannabis to were Germany, Poland, Australia, Spain, and Malta, says the National Authority for Medicines and Health Products (Infarmed) in a report made to the Lusa agency regarding the five years since the law was passed.

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