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.


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.



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


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:


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:


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?



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.


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.


Thai Ministry of Public Health Rolls Out Long-Awaited Regulations on Cannabis and Hemp in Food

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Thailand. Some parts of the cannabis plant and the hemp plant are now exempted from the list of category V narcotics ("exempted cannabis" and "exempted hemp"). On 25 February 2021, the Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) issued one of the highly anticipated notifications which amended the designation of foods which are prohibited from being produced, imported or sold (the "Prohibited Food Notification"). The Prohibited Food Notification no longer prohibits the use of exempted cannabis and exempted hemp in food products.


Other Countries Should Copy Thailand’s New Cannabis Cultivation Model

Cultivating cannabis is one of the most fun, rewarding, and fulfilling activities that a person can participate in and Thailand is the model we should emulate.

In the case of medical cannabis, it can also be a cost-effective way to ensure safe access to a proven medicine.

The cannabis plant has been found by numerous studies to be effective at treating a number of different ailments, from small nagging issues to very serious conditions.

Fortunately, more jurisdictions across the globe are allowing the cannabis plant to be cultivated legally by individuals, either for medical purposes or in the case of Uruguay and Canada, for adult-use purposes as well.


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