Citizens in Thailand will soon be able to grow cannabis at home and sell it to the government.
Drug laws in Thailand are some of the strictest in the world. The laws are slowly altering. Medical marijuana legalization in Thailand is about to be a real thing.
Soon all Thais will be allowed to cultivate six cannabis plants in the privacy of their home. The homegrown product will then have to be sold to the government and used for medical marijuana.
Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul had this to say about the newly changing laws
“In the near future, families will be able to plant cannabis trees in their back gardens like any other herb.
“We are in the process of changing laws to allow the medical use of marijuana freely. We have high confidence that marijuana will be among the major agricultural products for Thai households. We are speeding up the law changes. But there is a process to it.”
Thailand has constructed the largest industrial scale medical marijuana facility in Southeast Asia according to the government.
Maejo University in September planted 12,000 new marijuana seedlings in Chiang Mai up in Northern Thailand.
Anutin says Thailand could have a competitive edge by cultivating niche strains for exportation.
Maejo University has developed a unique strain of weed. “Issara” (Independence) offers 1:1 percentages of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). This is according to the Asia Times.
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