Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has hit the brakes on a plan to build the nation’s first ever legal cannabis plantation stating that further study into the matter needs to be conducted.

The response from the PM came after Prapat Panyachartraksa, the chairman of the farmer’s association who spoke to the media to announce that authorities had come to an agreement to construct a 5,000 rai (800-hectare) growing facility in Sakon Nakhon to grow cannabis for medical treatments.

Following a cabinet meeting yesterday the Prime Minister said “I have never know about that” he said that he had spoken with the Public Health Minister who also made it clear there was currently no regulations in place to allow such a project to take place here in Thailand.

Thai Prime Minister puts plan for medical marijuana farm on hold

He noted that while some countries have legalised the sale and use of Marijuana for medical purposes he said Thailand needs to remain tough on its approach to drugs.
The PM said “for the time being, permission for growing cannabis is unacceptable, we need to study the matter further.”

What do you think? Should Thailand look at legalising cannabis growth and use for medical purposes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Souce : The Nation

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