The age old question is never far away when it comes to cannabis. Should it be legalised or not?
Many people, have for a number of years, claimed that is has medicinal purposes, whilst others would argue that it is a drug often abused for smokers to get illegal highs.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, certainly helps people who suffer from chronic pain and is known to help people who suffer from multiple sclerosis or MS as it is often referred to.
In Thailand, the government permit the growing of industrial hemp in certain provinces for use in the making of clothes, food supplements and cosmetics. But should Thailand go a stage further and permit marijuana to be used for pain relief or even recreational purposes?
Some countries around the world, now accept that cannabis can be used for medicinal purposes. For instance, in Israel, they have approved it for medical prescriptions with the drug being issued over the counter via pharmacies. It has not however, allowed it for recreational use.
Other nations who permit the drug for medical treatments are Australia, Italy and Canada, with the latter allowed to grow their own supplies for medical use.
In Holland you can legally smoke or consume cannabis in certain establishments and the USA, in a number of states at least, it is permitted for medicinal purposes.
With many countries taking a dim view on smoking, it may be difficult to push through changes in the law as far as smoking the weed in concerned but surely consuming in a scone, butter or chocolate, should be acceptable, especially for MS sufferers or those endure chronic pain.
Let us know your thoughts on this matter.
Source : Bangkokpost
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