Thailand’s cupboard authorised amendments on Tuesday to its narcotics act to enable non-public production and sale of marijuana for medical use, officers stated
With a convention of utilizing the leaf to relieve ache and fatigue, Thailand grew to become the primary Southeast Asian nation to legalise marijuana in 2017 for medical use and analysis, however solely the federal government was allowed to develop vegetation.
Deputy authorities spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul informed reporters after a cupboard assembly that the proposed amendments would additionally enable sufferers, companies and medical professionals to produce, export, import and promote the leaf.
“The law will promote the pharmaceutical industry and increase competitiveness, which will be important for Thailand in becoming a leader in medical cannabis,” Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul additionally informed reporters.
Thailand has dropped hashish extracts from its narcotics listing and opened medical marijuana clinics.
Cannabis nonetheless stays a class 5 drug below Thai legislation, nonetheless, and unlawful possession is punishable by up to 15 years in jail and fines of up to 1.5 million baht ($48,000). [Read more at Reuters]