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    Thailand’s Cabinet Approve in Principle that People Can Grow Marijuana

    Thailand’s Government has approved in principle a Health Ministry proposal to amend the Narcotics Act to allow patients, medical practitioners and traditional healers to grow marijuana for medical and commercial purposes.


    Deputy government spokeswoman Traisulee Traisoranakul said the cabinet approved the proposal submitted by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul to amend narcotics legislation enacted last year.


    The draft amendment, if passed, would allow patients with a medical certificate, medical practitioners and traditional healers or folk healers to grow marijuana for medical treatment.

    The proposed amendment also allows manufacturers of medical products to produce, import and export or possess the Category 5 narcotic marijuana.


    The existing law allowed only state agencies or those who sought permission but must work with state agencies to produce, import or export cannabis, while medical practitioners and folk healers are not allowed to grow marijuana for medical treatment, Ms Traisulee told the Bangkok Post.


    The Public Health Ministry held a public hearing to get views from people regarding the draft amendment on June 5. The draft bill would now be forwarded to the Office of the Council of State for examination before being sent to a coordinating House panel for consideration. The panel would then forward it to the lower House, she said.


    The government hopes the amendment will enable manufacturers of medicinal cannabis products to compete in international markets.

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    ^that is a huge move. Currently you are only allowed certain products, like oils. If production is controlled they can keep it like that. Going to be difficult to stop people growing it to smoke if individuals can grow it. Wonder if they will take that extra step.

    Would probably boost the economy and "medical tourism"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Thailand’s Cabinet Approve in Principle that People Can Grow Marijuana
    In principal sounds a fine idea.

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    No way to fix the pic with edit so live with it.

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    ...these pusillanimous baby steps toward legalization of individual marijuana use are required to slowly phase in reduction of a police revenue stream...

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    I'm sure the top google search for our Thailand-based TDers is along the lines of "Where can I buy marijuana seeds" followed by "How do I grow marijuana".


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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...these pusillanimous baby steps toward legalization of individual marijuana use are required to slowly phase in reduction of a police revenue stream...
    Nah. It's a brilliant way to increase the revenue stream.

    Presumably the only allowable cannabis will be for CBD / CBN access and not the instantly-fatal THC variety.

    So Mr Narc can drop in and say 'well prove to me that these plants are a low-THC variety. You can't ? Busted !!!'.
    And Mr Roadblock can say 'Ah ha ! Dirty THC metabolite urine you filthy degenerate hippy scumbag ! Busted !'

    Unless you wish to hand over a little palm grease for tea money of course ....

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