When will Thailand legalize medical marijuana?

Cannabis for medicine - Thailand seeks hemp legalization

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  • Intoxicants such as cannabis are strictly prohibited in most Asian countries.
  • Very tough drug laws also apply in Thailand.
  • But the country has been trying to liberalize for some time.

Thailand is currently experimenting how to deal with cannabis in the future. A pilot project has been running in a village in Buriram province since February. Citizens in the province are now also allowed to plant marijuana. “The plant can cure patients here in the village. If you can't drive into town, we can treat you with this Thai medicine here, ”says village chief Amornrat Boongtong.

New jobs for the people

Companies are currently allowed to grow cannabis plants. With a license, private companies are also allowed to cultivate. Not only medicine, but also the economy should benefit. That should give them an income. “That gives jobs for the people here. If they can grow cannabis and sell it to the hospitals, they will receive additional income, ”says agricultural technician Panida Klongsanan.

If they can grow cannabis and sell it to the hospitals, they will get additional income.
Author: Panida KlongsananAgricultural Technician

They have to sell their flowers to the state. They are processed into oils with the active ingredients THC and CBD. Doctors can prescribe these. Everything is strictly controlled. ”Cannabis was banned in Thailand for decades. Other countries allow and study it - we can benefit from it and manufacture medical products. And it is now legal to use the leaves, roots and stems, ”says Jeerasak Thipsoontornchai, public health doctor.

Simply lighting a THC joint remains illegal. Many Thais do it anyway - underground, in illegality - because the consumption of cannabis has a centuries-old tradition in Thailand.

Tagesschau, April 11th, 2021; 13:00 'O clock; srf / koua; horm

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  • Comment from René Balli (René Balli)
    No herb has grown against the most important medicinal plant of mankind, and even the all-powerful pharmaceutical industry will ultimately no longer be able to prevent it! This plant is far too good for pharmaceuticals to be true, I could write books about it from professional experience.
    Agree agree to the comment
  • Comment from Katrin Berger (K.Berger)
    Switzerland should think about what kind of economic and medical loss one has with the ancient ban on a plant. The tax revenues alone would be considerable and one would withdraw control from the dealer swamp and could also ensure that it is qualitatively clean and the state is in control, instead of offering dodgy characters all options.
    I don't smoke myself and only drink at social festivities, but I would be for it.
    Agree agree to the comment
    1. answer from Urs Müller (Jackobli)
      The bourgeoisie are strictly against it, the people should kindly consume the established drug alcohol and not smoke stuff that is probably still grown by left-wing do-gooders.
      Seriously, if the US can do it nationwide, maybe we can do it at some point.
      ME, the protection of minors is the crux of the matter. Consumption is really not good for young people.
      Agree agree to the comment
    2. answer from Sam Brenner (Sam Brenner)
      As long as the dinosaur faction continues to be stubborn, it will be difficult with hemp liberalization. The greasy dealer gangs will be happy and can continue to hope for good business. As if they had a lobby.
      Agree agree to the comment
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