Thailand

Fri
26
Nov

A Thai chain's cannabis pizza is trendy, but it won't get you high

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One of Thailand's major fast food chains has been promoting its "Crazy Happy Pizza" this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It's legal but won't get you high.

Veterans of the backpacker trail, familiar with the legendary pizza parlors of neighboring Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh that offer powerful marijuana as an optional condiment, might feel downright cheated.

"Of course, they cannot get high," Panusak Suensatboon, general manager of The Pizza Company, said in an interview this week. "It's just a marketing campaign. and you can taste the cannabis and then if you have enough, you maybe get a bit sleepy."

Mon
08
Nov

Public Health Minister says cannabis is a step closer to becoming a cash crop

Thailand’s Public Health Minister says he wants to make cannabis a cash crop… just not the parts of the plant that get you high. Anutin Charnvirakul, who also serves as the deputy prime minister, made a visit to a cannabis learning centre in the northeastern province Bueng Kan, which borders Laos, and posted photos on Facebook of himself walking through a cannabis greenhouse. Image: Bueng Kan cannabis learning centre. | Photo via Public Health Minister

Anutin has been a vocal supporter of cannabis when it comes to the CBD, or cannabidiol, the relaxing and said to be medicinal component of the plant, but has stayed fairly quiet on actions to take regarding the psychoactive component, THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.

Tue
14
Sep

Alliance to meet demand for CBD goods

Ocean Commerce Plc, a provider of original palm oil fuel ash, has joined hands with two cannabis and pharmaceutical business operators to develop water-soluble cannabidol (CBD) extracts from hemp for the first time in Thailand to serve growing domestic and global demand for CBD-based products.

"Our customers do not need to conduct further development because we use technology to make water-soluble CBD that can be mixed with drinks. Other companies in the market have yet to go to this production level," said Teera Chutivaraporn, chief executive of Ocean Commerce Plc.

His company has partnered with Cannabiz Way Co and JSP Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (Thailand) Plc.

Mon
30
Aug

The Legalized Cannabis Market in Thailand: Consumer Survey

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The movement to legalize cannabis (marijuana) for medical and/or recreational use is spreading across the world to a limited but expanding extent. However, what is meant by “legalization” differs greatly by country. Canada, Mexico, Uruguay and some states in the United States have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. On the other hand, many other countries have not yet permitted the use of the substance or have limited it to medical applications.

Thu
26
Aug

GREEN CUISINE: ANANTARA CHIANG MAI CREATES CANNABIS-INFUSED MENU

The Anantara Chiang Mai resort in Thailand has launched ‘healthy and nutrition-rich’ cannabis-infused food and drink at its on-site restaurant. Jenny Southan reports

Tue
03
Aug

Hemp ice cream hits the Thai market

The ice cream maker “Hemp” has launched a CBD infused ice cream. Their products are produced using Golden Triangle Group’s assistance. The group represent a big business mover and shaker in Thailand’s legal cannabis industry. Previously they opened a cafe on Soi Sukhumvit 36 in Bangkok.

The flavours include:

Mon
14
Jun

Thailand: Regulations on the Use of Cannabis and Hemp in Cosmetics

In brief

On 17 May 2021, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) issued several notifications to prescribe the criteria and requirements in relation to the use of cannabis and hemp in cosmetics, including the permitted parts of the cannabis and hemp plant and extracts, the permitted level of THC and the permitted CBD, and applicable labelling and warning requirements. These notifications became effective on 18 May 2021.


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In essence, cosmetics containing cannabis or hemp parts as an ingredient must comply with the following key requirements:

Fri
21
May

Can medical cannabis in Thailand balance profits and patients?

For the past four years, the Thai government has been making legislative reforms to build a market for medical cannabis. With the potential to reap significant economic benefits and help patients in need, the question remains — will the government prioritise profits or patients?

 

Tue
13
Apr

Thailand’s ‘father’ of cannabis wants small-time growers to be part of medical marijuana industry

When Aram Limsakul’s son and daughter came down with dengue fever two years ago, he gave the children, then aged five and four, a vaporiser to inhale the smoke from his own home-grown marijuana. Within a few days, “their fever reduced, they stopped vomiting and ate for the first time in days”, he said.

Fri
09
Apr

Thai government aims to ride high on global cannabis wave

Thailand will celebrate World Cannabis Day with a large convention in Bangkok, as the kingdom further relaxes laws regarding the use of hemp in food and cosmetics products.

Some 50 booths will be set up for cannabis business owners to present their products and strategies. A networking event is scheduled on the first day, while a seminar with 14 industry experts will take place on the second day.

The second day of the event is on April 20, or 4-20, a number that has survived since the 1970s as a slang term for cannabis or using cannabis. The date also marks a global counterculture celebration of cannabis. This year, Bangkok will partake.

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