Brazil

Mon
14
Sep

Education Key When Considering Prescribing Medical Marijuana

LAS VEGAS — Clinicians should educate themselves and their patients if they choose to use medical marijuana in their practice, according to Michael E. Schatman, PhD, a clinical psychologist who has spent decades working in multidisciplinary chronic pain management. He presented on this topic during a session this week.

Sat
12
Sep

Brazilian Supreme Court Seriously Considering Decriminalizing Weed

Do Brazilian citizens have the right to consume drugs? That’s the question being considered by the Brazil's highest court in a case that has challenged the constitutionality of laws punishing drug consumption. Possession of marijuana, cocaine and other drugs is a crime in Brazil, even small amounts. In 2009, a man who was already in prison on a petty crime and an illegal firearms conviction was caught with a small quantity of marijuana, convicted and punished with an additional sentence.

Sat
12
Sep

Do Adults Have a Privacy Right to Use Drugs? Brazil’s Supreme Court Decides

The past decade has witnessed a remarkable transformation in the global debate over drug policy. As recently as the mid-2000s, drug legalization or even decriminalization was a fringe idea, something almost no politician would get near. That’s all changed. That the War on Drugs is a fundamental failure is a widely accepted fact among experts and even policymakers. Multiple nations no longer treat personal drug usage as a criminal problem but rather as one of public health. Many of them are actively considering following Portugal’s successful example of decriminalizing all drugs. The global trend is clearly toward abandoning prohibitionist policies.

Fri
04
Sep

5 Countries Where Marijuana is Cheapest and Most Expensive

If you are in the international market for marijuana, your legal options are limited. Though the cultivation of pot is widespread across the world, its legal status has only just begun to shift, with some countries choosing to decriminalize the substance and others loosening up enforcement regulations for users and growers.

The plant can grow just about anywhere, making it generally accessible to the global population, and, subsequently, one of the most commonly used illicit substances everywhere from the Americas to Europe. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, there are more than 177 million cannabis users globally.

Fri
28
Aug

Brazil's Pharmaceutical Market Value Will Approach $48B by 2020

The Brazilian pharmaceutical market will expand in value from $29.4 billion in 2014 to reach approximately $47.9 billion by 2020, representing a strong Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.5 percent, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

The company’s latest report states that Brazil’s increasingly elderly population, which will lead to a rising incidence of chronic and lifestyle-associated diseases, as well as the country’s robust investment in healthcare, will be key drivers of market growth during the forecast period.

The Brazilian pharmaceutical industry continues to prosper, primarily thanks to the country’s economic policies and reforms.

Fri
21
Aug

Brazil: Campaign for the decriminalization of marijuana possession mobilizes social networks

Actors have spoken out on social networks about the Supreme Court judgment on drug possession, held on Thursday

Famous and anonymous, all in favor of the decriminalization of personal marijuana use, manifested by social networks to pressure the Supreme Court to decide favorably for drug possession for personal use.

Gregorio Duvivier launched a campaign on Instagram asking their fans to use the hashtag #DescriminalizaSTF and won the support of other famous advocates for the cause, like Caio Blat. The actor posted a picture on her profile on the social network that showed a poster with the following sentence: "Use is not a crime, neither is planting it."

Thu
20
Aug

Brazil Supreme Court debates decriminalization of drugs

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday began debating a drug case that could lead to the decriminalization of possession for personal use in the South American country.

 

In 2009, an inmate in a Sao Paulo prison was caught with three grams of marijuana. The crime of drug possession was tacked on to his criminal record that included robbery, sale of stolen goods and illegal possession of a gun. Two years, later the public defender's office in Sao Paulo state filed an appeal on his behalf arguing that the inclusion of drug possession was unconstitutional because it violated the constitutional right to privacy.

Thu
20
Aug

Brazil's Supreme Court Could Rule in Favor of Decriminalizing Drugs

As the drug policy reform debate heats up in the country, Brazil’s Supreme Court is set to discuss decriminalizing the personal possession and use of drugs.

On August 19, the Supreme Court (STF) will begin the debate and aim to rule on whether criminalizing low-level possession and use offenses is unconstitutional, reported Agencia Brasil.

Wed
19
Aug

Brazil: Supreme Court Judge to consider legalization of marijuana today

Ministers will define whether it is crime carry narcotics for personal consumption

Brasília - The Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) begins judgment today to determine whether it is a crime or not to carry drugs for personal consumption. The trial is based on an appeal that reached the Supreme in 2011, due to a marijuana arrest  two years earlier, in the center of custody is Diadema (SP).

From that episode, the Supreme Court will consider whether or not the Anti-Drug Law criminalizing the possession of narcotics is a constitutional article. The tendency of the court is to decriminalize drug possession for personal use. Three of the 11 ministers of the Supreme Court have indicated to be in favor of decriminalization.

Fri
24
Jul

Artist ‘Paints’ With Cannabis Smoke

Artist ‘Paints’ With Cannabis Smoke

Brazilian artistFernando de La Rocquestretches the artistic possibilities and influences of the controversial marijuana plant, known by its scientific name cannabis sativa, by creating an exhibit titled “Blow Job” orTrabalho de Soproand features images drawn literally from the smoke of marijuana.

De la Rocque creates his unique artworks by blowing cannabis smoke onto stencils in the shape of controversial religious and political figures. He believes that:

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