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First Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens in Korat

Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul officially opened the first medical marijuana clinic at the Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital. During the initial phase, medical marijuana treatments will be available primarily to two groups of people. The first are patients that have …

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Thailand Turns Seized Marijuana Into Medicine

Cannabis Oil

Following approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has turned over 1 ton of seized marijuana to the Department of Thai Traditional, Alternative Medicine and the Department of Medical Sciences to be …

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Rangsit University Opens ‘Ganja Studies Department’


Rangsit University has announced that they will be adding a new undergraduate program called, “Ganja Studies Department.” Rangsit University will play an interesting role as Thailand opens up to legalization of cannabis. While marijuana was once a integral part of …

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New Tourism Minister to Promote Medical Marijuana Tourism

Bowl of Buds

Thailand’s new Tourism and Sports Minister, Pipat Ratchakitprakan, said that he would like to promote medical marijuana and Thai traditional medicine tourism. Pipat, a influential member of the pro-marijuana Bhumjaithai Party, believes that working with fellow party member, Public Health …

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Anutin Wants Slow and Steady Path to Marijuana Legalization

Anutin Charnvirakul

Leader of the Bhumjaithai Party, and newly appointed minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul, discussed his party’s plans to implement a marijuana policy but cautioned that they were going to take a conservative path towards liberalization. The Bhumjaithai Party’s flagship …

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha Urges Medical Marijuana Caution

Prayut Chan-o-cha

In another sign that the Thai government is being very cautious as it rolls out medical marijuana in the kingdom, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expressed several concerns and warnings about medical marijuana. The Prime Minister instructed people not to become …

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Medical Marijuana in Thailand Ready by End of July

Chao Phraya Abhaiphubejhr Hospital

Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, the public health minister, says that the first 10,000 bottles of marijuana extract oils will be produced jointly by the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) and Chao Phraya Abhaiphubejhr Hospital, and that those first batches will be ready …

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Bhumjaithai Party Leader Promotes Marijuana


Speaking at Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in the Prachin Buri province, Anutin Charnvirakul, leader of the Bhumjaithai Party reiterated his intent to push his party’s pro marijuana agenda. The Bhumjaithai Party has made it clear that they would like to …

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Thailand Cannabis Clinic Overwhelmed

medical marijuana

Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital announced on Monday that they will not be accepting any more patients at its cannabis clinic which just opened on Monday. According to a hospital spokesperson, the clinic had reached its limit for patients shortly after …

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Medical Marijuana Prescriptions Possible by End of June


According to Dr Somsak Akhasilp, director-general of the Department of Medical Services at the Ministry of Public Health, doctors are currently being trained on prescribing cannabis-based medicine and may start issuing prescriptions as early as June of this year. Training …

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Highland – Thailand’s Marijuana Awakening on Netflix


“Highland: Thailand’s Marijuana Awakening,” is groundbreaking documentary three-part mini-series produced by Coconuts TV that was released on Netflix last year. Hosted by Sebastian Perry, a Coconuts TV producer, Highland follows Perry’s travels throughout Thailand as he seeks to educate viewers …

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