For the first time ever, the bill allowing limited use of cannabis for medical purposes has been approved by the interim cabinet, this Tuesday.
The bill not only permits the use of marijuana’s for medical purpose but also legalizes the consumption of other Class 5 narcotics including hemp, kratom and opium to allow medical research to be operated.
Sansern Kaewkamnerd, government spokesman said “The approval of this bill is an important matter, Class 5 narcotics were allowed for cultivation and extraction … but not for consumption, which made it impossible to use them for research on humans.”
Now that the cabinet has approved the bill, all ears are set for the verdict of the interim assembly. Once approved by the body, the new law would authorize the Narcotics Control Board to set up plantations for growing and conducting experiments.
This law was being revised from the last year. In January, a plan to build a 5,000 rai (800 hectare) marijuana plantation in Sakon Nakhon province, was announced by Prapat Panyachartraksa, farmer association chairman but failed to convince the health ministry.
A cannabis spray displayed last month by the Rangsit University research team is believed to provide relief from pain in cancer and for multiple sclerosis patients.
Thailand’s attitude with legalizing drug under the military rule has been surprisingly on the right side.
Source : Khaosodenglish
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