BANGKOK—Thailand’s health minister helped plant cannabis seedlings on Thursday as the federal government nurtures plans to reap the multibillion-dollar potential of medical marijuana.
The kingdom in 2018 grew to become the primary nation in Southeast Asia to legalize medical marijuana, though many Thais have lengthy used the herb in conventional remedies.
The authorities has invested within the extraction, distillation, and advertising and marketing of cannabis oils to be used within the health trade.
Wearing a hairnet and inexperienced gardening gloves, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul joined health officers planting seedlings at Thailand’s second industrial-scale marijuana greenhouse at Nong Yai, Chonburi province.
In a press release, Anutin stated the administration wished to “support with sincerity patients who need to use cannabis for treatment.”