Population
204772000
Tolerance
6 / 10
Medical
No
Status
Decriminalized

Cannabis in Brazil is illegal, but possession and cultivation of personal amounts was decriminalized in 2006.

Since 2006, possession and cultivation of cannabis for personal consumption entails a warning, community service and education on the effects of drug use. The same measures apply to the planting and/or preparation of small amounts of any illegal drug.

Selling and transportation of any illegal drugs, as well as the possession or cultivation of larger amounts is characterized as drug trafficking, a criminal act punished with 5 to 15 years in prison and a significant fine.

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Limited cannabis-based medicines are permitted as of 2017. In January 2017 Brazil issued its first license for a cannabis-based medicine, allowing sales of Mevatyl oral spray (internationally known as Sativex).


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The proposal was presented to the Chamber of Deputies by the Brazilian Commission on Drugs and Democracy in August 2012, signed by 110,000 people.


History


  • Art. 281 of the Criminal Code establishes the crime of clandestine commerce or facilitation of the use of intoxicants

    1940

  • Law 4451 included plant species from which illicit drugs can be derived in the list of crimes

    1966

  • A new drug law (Law 385) was presented at the height of a de facto regime.

    1968

    This new drug law not only criminalized the behavior of users, but also equated them to traffickers, with penalties of one to five years of prison, plus fines.

  • Law 9,099 relaxes the penalties for the crime of “consuming narcotic drugs”

    1995

  • Law 9,714 shows a tendency towards a certain form of “depenalization” of consumption

    1998

  • Brazil decriminalizes possession and cultivation of personal amounts of cannabis

    2006-08-23

    Brazil decriminalizes possession and cultivation of personal amounts of cannabis
  • Riot Police Bust Up Marijuana Protest in Brazil

    2011-05-21

    Brazilian riot police have fired tear gas to break up a protest in support of the legalization of marijuana in South America’s biggest city. Six people were detained.

  • 2017 Global Marijuana March

    2017-05-06

    2017 Global Marijuana March

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