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    Ministry of Public Health reconfirms no foreigners will be allowed to grow marijuana

    BANGKOK, 31 July 2019 (NNT) - The Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives yesterday consulted with franchising business researchers about medical uses of marijuana and reconfirmed that no foreign businesspersons will be allowed to grow marijuana plants.


    Deputy Prime Minister/Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Deputy Agriculture Minister Praphat Phothasuthon met with 11 franchising business researchers from the United States, Israel and Europe at the headquarters of the Ministry of Public Health to discuss the growing of marijuana in Thailand, which can produce the world’s best marijuana genus and maintain quality control with the help of foreigners. Marijuana will merely be produced for medical uses.


    The public health minister and deputy agriculture minister dismissed news reports that foreign businesspersons had sought to obtain permission to grow marijuana plants in Thailand. They confirmed the meeting only discussed medical uses of marijuana in accordance with the law. They assured the community that no plans have been made to allow foreigners to grow marijuana in this country.


    The Ministry of Public Health has begun to provide marijuana-extract medicine for patients at hospitals under the care of the ministry. Over 3,000 local doctors, certified by the Department of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine, may use marijuana for medical purposes. Farmers may grow marijuana only for medical uses and in accordance with the law. If the supply of marijuana-extract medicine is not enough, the farmers might be allowed to grow more in the future.

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    It's like living in some overgrown kindergarten supervised by mushrooms.

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    Insular outlook as always I see...growers in places like California and the Netherlands have years worth of valuable expertise in this field, and could teach Thai growers to improve grow techniques immensely!

    The best quality grown in Thailand doesn't even begin to touch modern western indoor strains...

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen View Post
    see...growers in places like California and the Netherlands have years worth of valuable expertise in this field, and could teach Thai growers to improve grow techniques immensely!
    Once all legalized the big boys like tobacco and booze companies in Thailand will dominate.

    They will hire farangs who know what they are doing.

    New job opportunites coming for farangs as I see it.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Once all legalized the big boys like tobacco and booze companies in Thailand will dominate.

    They will hire farangs who know what they are doing.

    New job opportunites coming for farangs as I see it.
    Yes I imagine you're right.

    The UK is currently the worlda biggest producer of medical cannabis, yet it's only prescribed here in isolated special cases..

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    I've said for years that Thailand should legalize, regulate and tax recreational cannabis - the boost to gdp if it was fully legal to blaze on the beaches etc with no fear of arrest would be immense...

    I know Thailand doesn't exactly have an issue with attracting tourists as it is, but if all of the visitors who like to partake were able to do so freely and were being taxed for the pleasure it would be worth an absolute fortune!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    New job opportunites coming for farangs as I see it.
    Very hi (pun intended) paying consultancies - won't see 'em, under the radar, but, temporary, until once things are up and running...

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    Quote Originally Posted by khmen View Post
    worth an absolute fortune!
    Bob and Doug Mackenzie say; Hey, Hoser, not so fast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Very hi (pun intended) paying consultancies - won't see 'em, under the radar, but, temporary, until once things are up and running...
    Yep. I made a good living here for years as a consultant. Nothing to do with ganja mind.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    I can see it now, think of the mix...

    Just imagine; adding the cheech and chong hophead turtle drivers into the yaa baa speed demons on the roads today - yea, better train a bunch more EMTs

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    From the title I thought they were talking about in your back garden or something.

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