MedReleaf (TSX:LEAF) announced it completed its first international export of cannabis oil.
As quoted in the press release:
The transaction is also noteworthy as the first ever import of medical cannabis oil to Brazil and serves as a demonstration of both the Company’s commitment to international growth and to establishing its position as the leading source of cannabis-based pharmaceutical products globally.
The export is being made to treat the symptoms of Sofia Langenbach, a child who carries the CDKL5 genetic syndrome – leading her to experience refractory epilepsy and severe seizures which for her, has only been alleviated by the use of medical cannabis. Her mother, Ms. Margarette Santos de Brito, currently president of APEPI (“Support for Research and Medical Cannabis Patients”), the first and largest Association of Cannabis patients in Brazil, previously won a landmark Brazilian court case to cultivate her own cannabis and has been one of the leading activists advocating for the legalization of medical cannabis in Brazil for many years.
“We have been working with Margarette Santos De Brito (president of Brazilian NGO APEPI), who has been a tireless, high-profile public champion of medical cannabis and whose daughter Sofia is in dire need of cannabis-based pharmaceutical products to manage her symptoms.” said Neil Closner, CEO of MedReleaf. “We are proud that Ms. Santos and ANVISA, the Brazilian Government’s National Health Surveillance Agency, have put their faith in MedReleaf.”