By / January 5, 2020

Brazil set to import cannabis in Espírito Santo

Geographical location and tax incentives have attracted the attention of the pharmaceutical industry to cannabis in Espírito Santo (ES).

This is after the regulation of the manufacture and sale of cannabis products in Brazil by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa). is a mobile application that provides you with the most current and up-to-date hemp news and other cannabis industry information while covering various wide-ranging topics throughout the industry.

Attractive locations for cannabis in Espírito Santo

The cultivation of the plant remains forbidden in Brazilian territory. To overcome this obstacle, companies that settle in this market will need to import the products.

According to the State Health Secretariat (Sesa), 17 patients already receive medical cannabis in Espírito Santo.

“Patients with recommendation and prescription for the use of products with THC and/or CBD substances present in the plant will be able to buy the medicines directly in pharmacies,” concluded businessman Valter Luis Macedo de Carvalhaes Pinheiro.

City aerial view representing the market for cannabis in Espirito Santo
Espírito Santo hosts some of Brazil’s main ports with beaches that are significant tourist attractions. (Source)

Pharmaceutical cannabis in Espírito Santo

The entrepreneurs who work in the distribution of pharmaceutical and hospital drugs in the region chose the state of Espírito Santo to receive all their imports. Experts predict revenues above $1 billion (R$ 4 billion) in the next three years.

“There is an estimated tax collection on these drugs of more than $245 million (R$1 billion) per year. I am betting on the international trend where the medicinal use of the drug reaches billionaire figures,” he said, commenting on the process.


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