Brazil Approves U.S. Hemp Product for importation.

This story provided by Provides an excellent case study on how Brazils individual import market functions and how products from a country without a formal UN cannabis office can be sold internationally.

The National Health Surveillance Agency or ANVISA is the Brazilian agency that is responsible for the approval and supervision of food, cosmetics, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, health services and medical devices.  They do not currently allow for domestic production of cannabis, only importation for individual patients.

In order to access foreign grown medication, patients with a government recognized condition may take their doctors prescription and apply with ANVISA for importation permissions. Currently ANVISA provides guidelines and  rules for manufacturing, import, sale, packaging, marketing, and regulation of the new class of cannabis-based goods.