Thailand intends to decriminalise cannabis — a move that will make it the first Southeast Asian country to do so.
As more US states legalize marijuana, cannabis users have become increasingly outspoken about the ways in which the drug has benefited their mental and physical health.
From darkened back alleys to brightly lit 7-11 aisles, people in Thailand can now get their once-illegal cannabis fix in flavoured drinks at convenience stores and vending machines.
Both the Food and Drug Administration and Medical Department will oversee distribution
Those who passed an examination at the end of the course could apply for two-year marijuana prescription licences
Marijuana was used as traditional medicine until it was banned in 1930’s, 2019 will see the return of legal medical use.
Thailand will reclaim its cultural legacy, by becoming the world’s leading grower, processor, and manufacturer of cannabis products
Section 44 could override all current laws and push the medical marijuana into force
“For medical purposes, [patients] will be able to get the marijuana, but only on a doctor’s orders. They can’t grow it on their own,” said Narcotics Control Board director Sirinya Sitdhichai on Tuesday. “This is what we have put in the draft.