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Thailand officially permits the sale of marijuana products containing less than 0.2 percent THC by recognized enterprises. At Anutin’s most recent medicinal marijuana conference at Sisaket Rajabhat University, the health minister reminded everyone that marijuana was delisted from the list of illegal substances in February, and that the 120-day waiting period that followed the delisting will end on June 9. According to reports, about 100,000 Thai patients are being treated with marijuana-based drugs. Farmers and business owners, according to Anutin, should research the plant’s economic potential and incorporate marijuana into their harvests and products. He wants marijuana to “relieve the economic hardship of the people.” He hasn’t said whether the amount of THC in marijuana grown at home can or should be regulated. His image continues to be broadcast on Thai news stations, and marijuana remains a popular topic in Thailand. His Bhumjaithai Party was elected to parliament with 51 MPs and 10% of the vote in the last election on the basis of his pro-marijuana platform. Thailand’s marijuana reforms are solely motivated by the need to appease the ruling Palang Pracharat party’s coalition partner.

To summarize, don’t expect to be able to cultivate and consume high-quality marijuana in Thailand anytime soon. The plants have to be “medical grade cannabis,” which means they can only be used for medical purposes. Marijuana cultivation for recreational purposes is prohibited. The second criterion is that you must give advance notice to the authorities. Starting June 9, anyone can grow “as many cannabis plants” as they want in their own homes, according to Thailand’s health minister and medicinal marijuana pioneer Anutin Charnvirakul. If you don’t read the fine print, however, you may find yourself in legal jeopardy. As usual, the fine print is puzzling. According to Anutin, people would not need to register to grow marijuana at home, but they will need to notify the government so that Thailand can adhere to international treaty requirements. There are currently no defined criteria for determining whether or not a cannabis plant will be utilized for medical reasons, as well as who must be notified and how they must be notified. By June 9, Anutin should be able to extrapolate these points.

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