Thailand

Thu
18
Jun

Thailand Marijuana Legalization as of 2020

Tue
09
Jun

What happens to weed that gets seized by the cops?

Cannabis seizures are unlikely to inspire too many positive thoughts in the minds of weed enthusiasts, but Thailand’s decision to use almost 22 tonnes of confiscated weed to help advance related medical research isn’t likely to be met with protests among too many stoners.

The Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) in Thailand is divvying up a massive haul of cannabis to the benefit of 11 medical institutes and research facilities registered to use marijuana for research purposes, according to the Bankok Post.

Thu
30
Apr

Medical Cannabis Tourism Rising: Virgin Islands, Jamaica, and Thailand Set to Cash In

Medical tourism isn’t a new concept. For quite some time people have been making journeys to other places to receive medical benefits unavailable to them in their home countries. It follows suit that cannabis, the new darling – and devil – of the medical world, would be the new fuel for the industry.

In some cases, it was the result of coming from a poor country and needing the medical technology and assistance of a well-developed one. In some cases, it was to combat the sheer cost of a medicine or medical procedure: think uninsured Americans going to Canada or Mexico to get a cancer medication that would bankrupt them in America.

Mon
06
Apr

Israel: How Do You Export Cannabis in the Time of Coronavirus?

It’s tough to be stuck in the house, especially if you want to save the world. Or at least your company. Some Israelis are finding ways to do business that would under non-coronaviral conditions require them to fly.

Mon
27
Jan

Thai Cannabis Clinic Sees Thousands Of Patients In Its First Week

Thailand's first official cannabis clinic is overflowing with patients. Within the first 10 days of the health center's grand opening, cannabis caregivers have attended to 4,639 patients, according to the Nation/Asia News Network. An additional 12,000 people are seeking appointments until March.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul visited the marijuana-based clinic which is run under the administration of the Health Minister.

Individuals arranged their appointments in advance through an application process.

Charnvirakul said numerous people were interested in cannabis-based therapies and treatment.

Fri
10
Jan

Pot frenzy sweeps Thailand as government touts medical marijuana

Dr. Ganja is a bespectacled green cuddly teddy whose job is to educate Thailand about the benefits of medical marijuana.

The squishy toy is the latest illustration of the nation’s embrace of medical cannabis, an industry poised to expand to more than $660 million by 2024 from an estimate of $300,000 last year. The biggest cheerleader of the business opportunity may be a surprise: Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

Though Thailand last year became the first Southeast Asian nation to allow medical marijuana, the plant has not been decriminalized and tough penalties remain. Possession and trafficking could lead to long prison terms and big fines.

Thu
09
Jan

Cannabis Cultivation Is Ramping Up In Thailand And Technology Can Help

According to Thailand’s Public Health Minister the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine is scheduled to open a central clinic soon to prescribe medical cannabis to suffering patients.

Mon
06
Jan

Thailand launches nation's first cannabis clinic

Thailand opened its first full-time clinic specializing in traditional and alternative cannabis-based medicine on Monday, as part of a move by the government towards developing the medicinal cannabis industry.

“This is a pilot clinic, because we cannot produce enough doctors with expertise in cannabis,” Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, told reporters at the opening ceremony in Bangkok. Patients will receive treatment free of charge for the first two weeks, he added.

Thailand, which has a tradition of using cannabis to relieve pain and fatigue, legalized marijuana for medical use and research in 2017 to boost agricultural income.

Thu
19
Dec

Thailand: Cannabis use increases after legalisation

The number of illegal drug users rose by 130,000 this year after Thailand legalised cannabis for medical purposes, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) said.

ONCB secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk blamed easy access to the drug for the rising number of narcotics users.

The previous coup-installed government passed a law last year to legalise marijuana for medical purposes only. However, cannabis remains a Narcotic Type 5, with steep penalties for its misuse.

Despite cannabis being available to prescribed patients only, the policy has led to cannabis becoming a readily available source of recreational drugs, he said, adding that it was easy for teenagers to obtain it.

Thu
12
Dec

New govt website on use of medical cannabis

The Public Health Ministry is launching a website designed to provide information about the use of medical cannabis for public reference.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday the website (www.medicalcannabis.go.th) would provide a comprehensive source of information about medical cannabis, covering topics ranging from cultivation to safe consumption methods. 

"To make it easier for everyone to understand, every piece of information published on the website has been simplified and is supported by reliable sources," he said.

The website was still not working on Thursday morning.

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