Patients Suffering From Epileptic Seizures in Brazil Have New Relief Options

Elixinol Organic Cannabidiol (CBD) Hemp Oil Now Available to South America’s Largest Country

DENVER, Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The world’s leading high-quality cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil brand, Elixinol, announces the availability of its product line in Brazil, making organic CBD available to over 205 million people in Latin America’s most populous country. 

“For sufferers of conditions such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, Brazil’s recognition of CBD’s therapeutic benefits is an important step towards functional, fulfilling lives and Elixinol is proud to be able to be part of the therapy for treating these very serious conditions,” said Paul Benhaim, CEO of Elixinol.

Although its relationship with cannabis remains complicated, Brazil joins countries like Japan, whose perceptions are shifting as they once again recognize the benefits of hemp. 

Doctors in Brazil may prescribe CBD, including Elixinol, for treatment of intractable seizures. In 2014 Federal Medical Council of Brazil)(CFM) officially authorized the compassionate use of CBD for the treatment of intractable epilepsy in children and adolescents.

It is estimated that over 2 million Brazilians suffer from epileptic seizures and over 675,000 suffer from intractable seizures.

In 2015, ANVISA (National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance) defined the procedures for the importation of CBD products into Brazil by individuals, hospitals and health insurance companies, as published in the Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada (RDC) 17/2015.

In 2016, Elixinol hemp oil was included in ANVISA’s list of most frequently imported products and will have a simpler authorization process, as stated in the health agency’s RDC 128/2016.  

“It’s an honor to be a working with the medical community, the people and the government of Brazil to bring high-quality, organic hemp relief to the sufferers whose doctors see CBD as a treatment option,” said Dr. Philip Blair, MD, Elixinol Medical Advisor.

About Elixinol:
Colorado-based Elixinol, founded by Paul Benhaim, hemp entrepreneur since 1991, is widely regarded as one of the most influential CBD brands in the world. With a proven track record of growing and manufacturing high-quality hemp, Elixinol also conducts rigorous laboratory testing and quality control. A global leader in hemp distribution, Elixinol provides CBD products globally in the United States, Japan, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the UK. More information available at


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