Brazil Legalizes Cannabidiol for Medical Purposes

Brazil’s government has legalized the use of the cannabis compound cannabidiol forbrazil medical purposes.

The announcement was made Wednesday by officials from the nation’s Health Surveillance Agency, who say that the country now recognizes the therapeutic properties of cannabidiol, saying it’s now a “controlled” substance and no longer illegal.

Those wanting to legally use cannabidiol will need to receive a recommendation from a physician, and have a qualifying condition such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia, among others.

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