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SUPREME COURT DECRIMINALIZES MARIJUANA POSSESSION FOR PERSONAL USE: A PARADIGM SHIFT IN DRUG POLICY

After nine years of trial, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided on Tuesday (25/06) to decriminalize the possession of marijuana for personal use. In practice, the Court’s decision implies that the use of the substance will no longer be considered a crime but will be treated as an administrative offense. The ministers defined that the quantity allowed for users is 40 grams and this will be valid for the entire country.

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