(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 09 – Thailand has legalized the cultivation and sale of cannabis, removing marijuana from the list of prohibited drugs.
Recreational use remains prohibited, but it will now be possible for individuals to grow up to six cannabis plants indoors, after registering with the authorities. Companies will also be able to grow marijuana by obtaining a license. Restaurants will be able to offer dishes that contain cannabis, albeit staying below the 0.2% THC level, and clinics will be able to prescribe it more freely as a therapy.
“It is an opportunity for people and the state to make money from marijuana and hemp,” Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said, as reported by the BBC.
Thailand is the first Southeast Asian state to adopt such a policy. In 2018, it was the first country on the continent to allow the therapeutic use of cannabis. (HANDLE).