In Brazil, an NGO grows medical cannabis to help patients
30 September 2021 | 4:12 pm
Surrounded by barbed wire and an electric fence, marijuana plants flourish under the bright sun on a farm in a mountainous area outside Rio de Janeiro. The farm belongs to a pioneering Brazilian NGO engaged in the production of medical cannabis to help patients with seizures.
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