Medicine is the 15th allowed in Brazil. The medicine will be manufactured in Canada and can be sold, with a prescription, in pharmacies and drugstores.

The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) approved, this Monday (25), the importation of a new medicinal product based on Cannabis, the Cannabidiol Active Pharmaceutical. The drug can be sold in pharmacies and drugstores, with a doctor’s prescription, through a type B prescription, which has a blue color.

This is the 15th cannabidiol-based product approved for medicinal purposes in Brazil. The product, which will be manufactured in Canada, is an oral solution with a concentration of 20 mg/mL of cannabidiol (CBD), with up to 0.2% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

The measure was published in the Official Gazette (DOU). The delivery of the product must be made by the pharmacist.

Source: G1