Thailand Finally Legalizes Cannabis For Medicinal Purposes

Thailand removes cannabis and hemp plants from its list of illegal narcotics, and will allow people to grow an unlimited number of plants in farms or in their gardens for medicinal purposes as long as they inform the authorities. However, public consumption thereof is discouraged by official authorities.

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha.

In Thailand, cannabis, known by the name ganja is decriminalized. As of 2021, medical cannabis can be purchased from licensed retailers, and households can grow up to six plants for personal use. While parts of the cannabis plant that contain less than 0.2 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which includes the roots, stalks, stems, and leaves, can be sold or used for food or cosmetics, recreational use remains prohibited and the flowers and seeds must be sent to state medical facilities.

Cannabis appears to have been introduced to Thailand from India, with the similarity of the Thai name to the Indian term ganja cited as evidence. Cannabis has historically been used in south-east Asia as an ingredient, a kitchen condiment, a medicine, and a source of fiber.

As a lot of young and middle-aged people are attracted to drugs, unemployment is gradually increasing in Thailand that is effecting their country’s economical growth. The Thailand Government has taken the decision to use Cannabis and Hemp plants in medicinal purposes as Cannabis oil extract helps relief from pain.

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