Everyone who enjoys cannabis should rejoice! Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s public health minister, signed a ministerial announcement removing cannabis and hemp from Category 5 of Thailand’s narcotics list, effective 120 days after publication in the Royal Gazette. Recreational use, on the other hand, will remain prohibited, as cannabis extracts containing more than 0.2 percent THC by weight will remain on the list.
This marks the beginning of a new chapter in Thailand’s cannabis history, which is regarded as a significant turning point that must be understood by all parties involved.
Later, all regulations governing the use of cannabis and hemp extracts will ensure that they are used for medical, research, or industrial purposes, or for the production of pharmaceuticals.
Growing cannabis, on the other hand, is not currently prohibited, but it must be done by at least seven people working together in the form of a community enterprise, and permission must be granted by the relevant authority.
People can cultivate cannabis without restrictions for 120 days after the announcement is published in the Royal Gazette, but growers must first register with authorities and not use the plants or extracts for illegal purposes.
What is not permitted is advertising and also illegal recreational use is prohibited unless authorized by the licensor, namely the FDA.
In terms of the next step, the Minister of Public Health stated that a cannabis and hemp bill will be introduced in parliament. But when exactly? WeedHub will notify you as soon as possible!