SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cannabis has been illegal in Brazil – regardless of whether the origin is from marijuana or hemp. That has all changed thanks to two mothers, one in the United States and one in Brazil – and Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™), a Medical Marijuana, Inc.-marketed hemp product via its partnership with HempMeds Brasil™.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC Pink:MJNA) is proud to announce to shareholders and the public that HempMeds Brasil's™ RSHO™ product has been written into world history as the first cannabis product to be approved for import by Brazil's federal government and used as a prescription for approved medical indications within Brazil including epilepsy (CDKL5 and Dravet Syndrome). HempMeds Brasil™ is providing the RSHO™ exclusively for the Brazilian marketplace while under temporary broad approval for additional medical indications, subject to clinical trials within the country.
Today, any resident of Brazil who has a government-approved medical indication can have access to RSHO™ hemp oil products and may do so with both a doctor's prescription and government-approved import documentation. ANVISA has issued a statement on the agency's website, featuring a photo of a tube of RSHO™ from HempMeds Brasil™, and explains how to apply for an import certificate. Currently the product is approved via direct registration from an individual consumer, HempMeds Brasil™ has been working for over a year on its formal product drug application and submission. The company expects this to take through 2015 to complete.