- Brazil’s inaugural ExpoCannabis, inspired by Uruguay’s decade-old cannabis fair, saw a strong turnout of cannabis enthusiasts. The event occurred against the backdrop of a national discussion on decriminalizing personal cannabis use.
- The ExpoCannabis aimed to showcase the multifaceted uses of cannabis beyond just recreational and medicinal purposes. Organizers emphasized its potential applications in the food and beverage, construction, textile, and biofuel industries, aiming to challenge the long-standing demonization of the plant.
- Brazil’s Supreme Court is currently considering a case that could lead to the decriminalization of small-scale possession and use of cannabis. While five of the court’s justices have supported decriminalization, a legislative proposal has been introduced to make the possession of any amount of cannabis a crime. The event reflects a pivotal moment in Brazil’s conversation about cannabis.
Cannabis enthusiasts in Brazil eagerly attended the nation’s inaugural “ExpoCannabis” amid an ongoing debate over decriminalizing personal cannabis use.
The massive cannabis fair, originally launched in Uruguay a decade ago, debuted internationally in Sao Paulo, drawing approximately 20,000 visitors over three days.
The event aimed to highlight the diverse applications of cannabis, not limited to medicinal and recreational use.
Brazil’s Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case that could potentially decriminalize small-scale cannabis possession, though a legislative proposal to make any cannabis possession a crime underscores the controversy surrounding the issue.
Amidst this backdrop, Sao Paulo legislator Caio Franca emphasized the importance of discussing cannabis-based medicines and recreational use, both in the legislative and judicial realms.
The economic potential of the global cannabis industry, valued at $43.7 billion in the previous year and projected to grow significantly by 2030, was showcased at the event.
Visitors like Luciano Narita were excited to explore various cannabis products for recreational use, reflecting the evolving cannabis landscape in Brazil.