Thai cabinet approves draft law expanding access to cannabis

The draft law would also hand responsibility to the Public Health Ministry to use seized cannabis for medical use
Associated Press (US)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

thailand medical cannabis mascotteThailand’s Cabinet approved a proposal from the Public Health Ministry that would allow health professionals, farmers and medical patients to grow, produce and export cannabis and its products. The Public Health Minister submitted a draft amendment to the Narcotics Act to expand access to medical cannabis in Thailand. The draft amendment would allow patients who are certified by doctors, traditional and applied medicine professionals, and farmers to ask for permission from the ministry to produce, import, export, distribute and possess cannabis. The existing law allows only government units and those who are involved in medical cannabis development with permission from the ministry to engage in such activities to develop medical knowledge in collaboration with the government.