'It is fundamental': Brazilians march to legalize cannabis

STORY: The event organized by the “Marcha da Maconha” (March for Marijuana) Movement returns this year after a two-year wait due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The demonstrators gathered calling for a definitive truce on the war on drugs and for the decriminalization of the possession, cultivation, and consumption of medical and recreational cannabis.

“It's not fair for a child to have 80 seizures a day and not have access to the treatment because the family can't pay for the treatment (with Cannabidiol) they don't have access to it,” said Barbara Gael, a demonstrator attending the march.

In Brazil, the growing and possession of small amounts of marijuana and other drugs was decriminalized in 2006 but buying and selling cannabis remains illegal.

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