Brazil

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:

Tue
14
Jul

Medical Marijuana, Inc., Partnership HempMeds Brasil: Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO) Import Tax Waived by Brazilian Government

Latest Brazilian Government Ruling Eliminates Import Tax of MJNA's CBD Hemp Oil Brands, Including Real Scientific Hemp Oil(TM) (RSHO(TM)), With ANVISA Registration and Documentation

Thu
02
Jul

Brazil's prison system faces 'profound deterioration' if youth crime law passes

  • Justice minister warns of crisis in ‘terrible’ overcrowded penitentiaries
  • Congress expected to approve reduction in age of criminal responsibility to 16

Brazil’s justice minister has described his country’s violent and overcrowded prison system as “terrible” and warned that it will only get worse if congress votes this week to lower the age of criminal responsibility.

José Eduardo Cardozo ordered the early publication of a justice ministry report on prison overcrowding ahead of a vote on Tuesday over legislation which would reduce the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16 for serious offences involving violence.

Tue
09
Jun

Current status of marijuana in Latin America

Recently, Latin America has surprised us with the giant steps taken towards the legalization of cannabis. Jose Mujica opened Pandora's Box and in a time when that regulation was in no man's land, Uruguayan citizens were quick to react and show support for their former president. Thus, and as if it were a domino effect, the voice spread like wildfire. As a result, today, the vast majority of countries in Latin America, are in favor of a real decriminalization of marijuana regulation. This article will discuss the recent news coming from Puerto Rico, Brazil, Uruguay and Ecuador.

Medicinal users rebel against the Government of Puerto Rico

Fri
22
May

Brazil: Marijuana March in Fortaleza expects 10 thousand participants

The march, scheduled for next Sunday, at Iracema Beach, argues that marijuana has economic potential and should be explored.

The Marijuana March Brazil, social, cultural and political movement that questions the prohibition regarding the cultivation and consumption of cannabis in the country, argues that marijuana has economic potential and should be explored, especially when consistent from an environmental point of view. In addition, the march struggles for medicinal and recreational use of cannabis.

Wed
20
May

New app hooks dagga smokers up with each other

The app is the first global platform of its kind allowing cannabis consumers to connect and unite to promote 'happiness'.

Cannabis users looking for someone to share a joint with have a new app that lets them find like-minded smokers around the world.

The creator of the "Who is Happy" app, a Brazilian epilepsy sufferer who wants the drug decriminalised, says his software is a kind of "Foursquare for stoners", comparing it to the app that allows users to rate restaurants and other places they visit.

"The app is the first global platform of its kind allowing cannabis consumers to connect and unite to promote happiness while de-stigmatising and hopefully decriminalising cannabis use around the world," Paulo Costa said.

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