Superior Court Authorizes Three People to Grow Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

Trial may serve as precedents in other cases

The sixth class of the Superior Court of Justice decided this Tuesday (14) to authorize the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes in two cases judged jointly. This comes under criticism by justices about the lack of action by Congress to legislate on the subject.

The lawsuits discussed the possibility of three people with a medical prescription to cultivate the plant for extracting cannabidiol.

With this judgment, the group establishes precedents on the issue. The Federal Public Ministry and the Public Defender's Office also spoke out in favor of the authorization.

With these decisions, bodies such as the police and the Public Ministry will not be able to try to prevent the planting of certain amounts of marijuana seedlings by the people who filed the lawsuits.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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