La discussion fait partie d’une série de rencontres publiques et vise à d »terminer si une loi pourrait être présentée, sur la base d’un rapport écrit par le Sénateur Cristovam Buarque. Pour en savoir plus, en anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous.
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The legalization of the production, trade and use of marijuana was once again a topic under debate today (Aug 11) at the Senate’s Human Right Commission. The discussion is part of a series of public hearings, and aims to determine whether the issue will provide the subject of a new bill, taking into consideration a report to be drawn up by Senator Cristovam Buarque.
“I haven’t adopted a position. I’m not convinced of anything,” Buarque admitted. In his view, Brazil is losing its war on drugs. “We must look for other ways to tackle the problem, either by legalizing [marijuana] or by creating new tools that, without legalization, enable us to win this war”, he argued.
Activist Alamar de Carvalho, in turn, holds a very clear opinion on the issue: “We do not want marijuana legalized in our country; we do not accept the argument that says it’s beneficial to health as a medicine, through the transformation of its medicinal components into pills or capsules. That marijuana is beneficial to health is not an indisputable fact in the international medical community.”
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