Five companies to grow medicinal cannabis

in News · 17-01-2020 01:00:00 · 1 Comments

Five companies have obtained authorisation from Portugal’s National Medicines Authority (Infarmed) to grow, import and export cannabis for medicinal purposes, over a total cultivation area of 120 hectares, according to data released to Lusa.

Several requests for authorisation to carry out various activities, such as growing, manufacturing, import, export and wholesale distribution, have been received Infarmed said in a report on the first year of legalisation of cannabis use for medicinal purposes, which was published in the country’s state journal on 15 January 2019 and came into effect on
1 February.
One of the companies, “Tilray Portugal”, has a certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice, in addition to the authorisation for cultivation, import and export in the area of Cantanhede and Reguengos de Monsaraz.
The other companies with authorisation for growing, import and export are ‘Terra Verde’ in Alcochete, ‘RPK Biopharma’ in Sintra and Aljustrel, ‘Sabores Purpura’ in Tavira and ‘VF 1883 Pharmaceuticals’ in Benavente.
Regarding applications for authorisation to place cannabis plant preparations on the market for medicinal purposes, Infarmed said that two applications have been received, which are under evaluation.

In April last year, the drug authority created the Office of Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes, with members from various areas (licensing, inspection, evaluation, communication and legal advice), which has been working constructively with companies, patient associations, specialised press and various public entities.
Communication on this matter has been a concern, which has also led to the creation of an area on its website that gathers all relevant information (
This theme has been the object of much interest, especially of the companies and entities that intend to dedicate themselves to this activity. Thus, in the year 2019, 1,304 requests for information on cannabis were answered (14 percent of the answers given by the Infarmed Information Centre), Infarmed said.
In July 2018, the parliament passed the law establishing the legal framework for the use of medicines, preparations and substances based on the cannabis plant for medicinal purposes, namely the prescription and dispensing in a pharmacy.
The entire production chain, from the cultivation of the plant to its preparation and distribution, is known and controlled, and it is possible to ensure that products are produced in accordance with all applicable good practices and requirements.
In this way, it is guaranteed that patients have access to products with quality and safety, not being exposed to unnecessary and avoidable risks, preventing their misuse and limiting their use to cases where conventional treatments have not produced the expected effects or have caused relevant adverse effects, Infarmed said.
The use of these products depends on the medical assessment and their dispensing can only be carried out in the pharmacy on prescription.
Among the indications for the use of these products are chronic pain associated with oncologic diseases, epilepsy and treatment of severe seizure disorders in childhood, multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, appetite stimulation in the palliative care of patients undergoing oncologic treatment or with AIDS.


Como eque a ordem dos medicos e enfermeiros e a ordem dos advogados foram aprovar em assembleia da republica portuguesa a cultivacao da droga cannabis em portugal eem povoacoes consideradas frageis e pondo em perigo o uso e abuso de pacientes e ja em pessoas com um passado de drogas leves ou pesadas com a desculpa de cura. Nao ha deficientes mentais e a epilepsia nao se cura com cannabis nem sequer cura os doentes que sofrem de cancro ou que como tratamento tenham de ser sujeitos a radiacoes de produtos quimicos ou electricos. segundo sei a madame curie morreu devido aos raios x ou seja radiacao provocada por produtos quimicos que lhe provocaram queimaduras profundas na pele e a inalacao deste produto radioactivo. Nao se trata aqui de uma nova vacina para a hepatite b. Que e a doenca mais comum aparecer neste tipo de pacientes. Que tipo de seres humanos o povo portugues quer ? Cannabis e cannabis uma droga viciante e lenta que destroi o cerebro humano lentamente pondo-o em constante adormecimento 24 horas por dia. Penso que a entidade presidencial deve analizar com mais profundidade esta aprovacao do cultivo de cannabis em portugal se a legislacao portuguesa diz que quer erradiar o efeito abusivo e abuso do consumo de drogas sendo ja do seu conhecimento os efeitos destas drogas a longo prazo ou a curto prazo do efeito destas drogas no ser humano. Todas as mortes que a televisao tem mostrado e maustratos fisicos so demonstra que por detras ha o consumo de drogas quer cheiradas quer consumidas ou eneladas. Nao aprovo a autorizacao do cultivo de drogas o uso e abuso de radiacoes nos pacientes, em pessoas comuns em geral. Ja ha muita miseria em Portugal e miseria escondida e protegida com a sigla hospital, centros de saude, casas de repouso, lares para a terceira idade e a oferta de dinheiro a pessoas que se oferecem voluntariamente por estarem numa situacao economica abaixo do nivel humano. Obrigado . Por Maria Dulce Pereira Santo Ahmadi. ex socorrista da Cruz Vermelha em Portugal. 17/01/2020

By maria Dulce Pereira Santo aAhmadi from UK on 17-01-2020 01:23
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