Researchers from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have made a significant discovery in Brazil. They have found cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, in a common Brazilian plant. This finding presents new possibilities for producing CBD, which is becoming increasingly popular. The scientists have specifically identified a native Brazilian species called 'Trema micrantha (L.) Blume', which belongs to the 'Cannabaceae' family. This shrub, often regarded as a weed, is widely distributed throughout South America and contains only… Read more.
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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… Read more.
Following years of stalling on the issue of legal cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes, a Brazilian appeals court is set to rule on allowing businesses and farmers to grow cannabis, reported Reuters. What Happened? The Superior Court of Justice (STJ) made its intentions public to reach a final decision on a case that would set a precedent nationwide. Lawyers familiar with the case said until the court's final ruling on the matter, which is expected within the next year, pending cases filed by companies seeking to plant… Read more.