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Thailand in a green rush as government pushes cannabis as cash crop

The government held a convention in Buriram province in northeastern Thailand over the weekend to educate the public on cannabis use and promote businesses. People were able to taste hemp-based noodles, ice-cream and drinks.Hemp plants are a variety of cannabis that have higher concentrations of ...

FDA wants cannabis put on its list of essential medicines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is pushing to expedite the listing of cannabis in the National List of Essential Medicines and for food product use, its deputy secretary-general Supattra Boonserm said.She said the FDA committee on Monday approved the draft of minister of public ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Medical cannabis industry gears up to drive Thai economy

Medical cannabis will be raised to the status of an economic crop in Thailand and exported across the world, according to a government subcommittee studying the draft law on cultivation of cannabis and Thai hemp.The subcommittee said Thai farmers should also have access to both ...

The Nation Reporter

Law change to light up Thai medical cannabis market

The Public Health Ministry will propose an amendment to the Narcotic Act to the Cabinet on Tuesday (August 4), seeking to maximise the benefits of medical cannabis.The move comes after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced urgent projects to enhance local research and development of medical ...

The Nation Reporter

Volunteers to be enlisted next month for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine

Thailand will sign up volunteers in August-September to test the Covid-19 vaccine and conduct the first trial on a human in October, said Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Minister Suvit Maesincee.Suvit said he was informed by Chulalongkorn University’s Chula Vaccine Research Centre and the ...

The Nation Reporter

mRNA vaccine against Covid-19 shows initial success on monkeys

Thailand seems to be moving closer to finding a Covid-19 vaccine after the first trial on monkeys proved to be successful, leaving them strong and immune to the virus. Scientists were scheduled to launch a second round of testing the mRNA vaccine on the animals ...

The Nation Reporter

GPO ready for industrial vaccine production

The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) has announced progress in the development of three Thai Covid-19 vaccines, with results expected by the end of 2020 and a plant in Saraburi standing ready to begin manufacturing the successful candidate.GPO director general Dr Witoon Danwiboon on Monday (June ...

The Nation Reporter

Human trials of vaccine in Thailand in 4 months

Human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine in Thailand are expected to begin within the next four months, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC). The announcement follows an initial agreement by the Ministry of Public Health to cooperate with Chinese pharmaceutical companies in the ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

New rule allows the growth of cannabis plants

The Cabinet has agreed to the removal of cannabis from the narcotic list under an approved ministerial regulation of the Public Health Ministry, said Traisulee Traisaranakul, Deputy Government Spokesperson, on Tuesday (January 28).The regulation states that researches would be conducted on the effects of cannabis ...

The Nation Reporter

MOPH announces successful medical cannabis outcomes

The Ministry of Public Health has released initial findings on medical cannabis administration to patients, and related clinical research, which show positive effects among young patients with epilepsy, and patients with end-stage cancer.The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health has revealed initial outcomes ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

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