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 ...

Kratom leaves dropped from narcotics list

Justic Minister Somsak Thepsuthin and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today (December 27) to remove Kratom leaves from Thailand’s list of narcotics.It aimed to study the impact of using marijuana and kratom leaves for other purposes, instead of ...

The Nation Reporter

How Far Will Thailand’s Cannabis Green Gold Rush Go

Despite its stigma in much of Southeast Asia, a new law in Thailand allowing for the research and development of medical cannabis. Blazing a path for the crop’s production and opening new economic opportunities.Thailand made headlines all over the world last December when it became ...

Marijuana body touts legalisation dividends

A legal cannabis industry would usher in several economic benefits, including job creation, a tax boost, investment and R&D in medicines and sciences, according to Colorado-based Marijuana Industry Group (MIG).Keep reading ...

Thailand rolling out its legal weed wares

Still unwilling to allow the public to get zonked or profit from recreational marijuana, Thailand has instead produced its first pharmaceutical THC and CBD oils, tablets, oral sprays, chocolate wafers and traditional potions after recently legalizing medical cannabis.Keep reading ...

Panel to study use of marijuana on mental health patients

The Department of Mental Health’s new panel will come up with guidelines on the use of marijuana for medical purposes and a recommendation on its use in treating psychiatric patients, which will be proposed to the Public Health Ministry’s Narcotics Control Committee, a senior official ...

The Nation Reporter


71-year-old Decha Siriphat has been licensed to practise traditional medicine, but he has a few more steps to go before he can begin giving his patients marijuana-based medication.The newly amended narcotics law and associated organic regulations have complicated procedures, say Decha and community-rights advocates. They ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Registration for medicinal use of marijuana begins

People who are using marijuana for medicinal purposes can now register for legal possession without being punished.Health ministerial regulations legalising possession of marijuana for medical, research and other purposes were published in the Royal Gazette on Wednesday.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

The legalisation of marijuana for medical purposes, is now in effect

Grass, pot, ganja, marijuana cannabis. Whatever you want to call it, it can now be grown legally in Thailand and used in medical and scientific applications with the consent of the authorities, under strict guidelines.The Narcotics Act 2562, which seeks to amend specific provisions of ...

44 assemblymen support bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical purpose

A total of 44 members of the National Legislative Assembly have signed in support of a draft bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical purpose by deleting marijuana from Category 5 List of narcotic drugs, said Mr Somchai Sawaengkarn, secretary of  the NLA’s extraordinary committee on ...

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