Represent, Encourage & Legislate

The Brazilian Association of Cannabis Industries (ABICANN) is an associative business entity – under private law, not for profit – with administrative, financial and non-partisan autonomy, governed by Statute and current legislation. 

ABICANN associates unite in public defense for the industrial and business development (sustainable and ethical) of the professional markets, around Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp in Brazil. Get to know our Committees and join us:


Economy Committee

Its mission is to bring together a qualified network of entrepreneurs, business investors, entrepreneurs and professionals interested in operating in the legal cannabis Market

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Policy Committee

It brings together specialists in Public Policy, Legislation and Powers to propose regulations and legislation, appropriate to the new global scenario surrounding the Cannabis plant

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Justice Committee

It brings together specialists in Law, Justice and the Constitution, in order to guide and propose to the markets and society ways of converting Cannabis into economic, political, legal and social benefits for the Country

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Society Committee

Its principle and mission is to bring groups that support Medicinal Cannabis patients in Brazil closer to the industry. Patient Associations, Third Sector Leaders, Health Professionals and Researchers are welcome

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International Committee

Bilingual environment (English and Spanish) for relationships with international cannabis companies. Meeting of growers, manufacturers and suppliers of Cannabis and Hemp products from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

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  • Representing the sector, attracting partnerships and government attention

  • Develop Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp markets

  • Working towards regulations and legislation around Cannabis




Get to know the document that governs the Brazilian Association of Cannabis Industries and find out in detail about our missions, our guidelines, management model and what the member's role is in the development of Brazilian Cannabusiness.

Executive Board

Thiago Ermano
Thiago ErmanoCEO
Networker of the Intelligence area and mobilizer of the Cannabusiness Business Club. Serial investor, bets on innovation companies and supports the movement for more Entrepreneurial Culture. He is a partner and editor of the Green Science Times and a founding partner of ABICANN.
Wagner Marcelo
Wagner MarceloDirector of Operations and General Secretary
Entrepreneur, innovation architecture and new business consultant, articulates and fosters entrepreneurial and technological ecosystems. He is CEO of Ignitions Inc. and founding partner of ABICANN.
Fernando Guedes
Fernando GuedesCFO
Financial Consultant, specialist in investments and business. He is a founding partner of the Cannabusiness Business Club and a founding partner of ABICANN.
Nathalie Vanegas
Nathalie VanegasDirector of International Relations and Fiscal Counselor (Alternate)
Specialist in Foreign Trade and international business, working for the visibility of Brazilian agribusiness in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Develops business relationships in French, Spanish, Portuguese and English through the consultancy Ammana. She is a founding partner of ABICANN.
Ana Fábia Martins
Ana Fábia MartinsLegal Director
Ana Fábia Martins – Legal Director of ABICANN, Attorney-at-law, graduated from UFPR, with a postgraduate degree in Law and International Business from UFSC. Specialized in Law and Fashion, fluent in French, English and Spanish, she is a Consular Counselor with the French Government, President of the Fiscal Council of the Aliança Francesa de Curitiba, columnist, columnist for the Jornal Indústria e Comércio, in Curitiba. She is an associate of the ABICANN.
Silvana Baierl
Silvana BaierlCommunication Director
Journalist, book writer and event promoter. Consultant on procedures, postures and dissemination newspaper, online and social media. It is a member of ABICANN.
Carol Aguiar
Carol AguiarCommunity Director
Coordination and Management Professional in the areas of Relationships, Marketing and Communication. Extensive experience in secretarial and executive assistance. It is a member of ABICANN.
Willians Santos
Willians SantosIT Director
Full Stack Web Development Professional, he is a consultant in the implementation of monitoring systems. By Rasta IT develops systems for web and mobile applications. He has worked at EPD, UOL, Itaú and Safra. He is a founding partner of ABICANN.
Vanessa Martins
Vanessa MartinsFiscal Counselor (Alternate)
Professional in the Commercial area, works with strategies in management, marketing and networking. Collaborates in the actions of the Cannabusiness Business Club. She is a founding partner of ABICANN.
Lenah Sakai
Lenah SakaiOmbudsman Director and Fiscal Counselor
Graduated in Administration from PUC-SP, she is the founder of the Green Business Post. It works with innovation and has organized over 100 free meetings through the Entrepreneurial Culture movement. She is a founding partner of ABICANN.
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