Facade of the Federal Supreme Court (STF).| Photo: Carlos Moura/SCO/STF.

The Federal Supreme Court (STF) once again postponed the judgment that deals with the possible decriminalization of drug possession for personal consumption. The appeal on the subject was scheduled for this week, but was removed from the plenary agenda.

The process on the subject was on the agenda for the judgments on Wednesday (24), but was not called, since the ministers used the entire session to analyze a criminal action against former president Fernando Collor. There was an expectation that decriminalization could be called on this Thursday (25), but in the morning the appeal was removed from the agenda, informed Agência Brasil.

Questioned, the advisory of the Supreme said only that the President of the Court, Minister Rosa Weber, who is responsible for managing the agenda, is analyzing a new date to reschedule the trial of the case, which began eight years ago, when it was interrupted by a request for review. , and has not been discussed in plenary since then.

So far, three ministers – Luís Roberto Barroso, Edson Fachin and Gilmar Mendes – have voted, all in favor of some type of decriminalization of drug possession. The appeal on the subject has recognized general repercussion, and should serve as a parameter for the entire Brazilian Judiciary.

The analysis of the case was interrupted, still in 2015, by a review (more time for analysis) requested by Minister Teori Zavascki, who died in 2017. He was replaced by Alexandre de Moraes, who released the appeal to be discussed in 2018. Since then, the case has stalled in the Court, going through several presidencies of the Supreme Court.