Misleading Cannabis News in Thailand


One of the things we quickly discovered in researching the cannabis laws in Thailand is that there was a lot of misleading cannabis news floating around. First off, before we even get started, we want to acknowledge the fact that we are not legal experts, nor are we experts in the Thai legislative process. But … Read more

Call For Removal of Kratom, Cannabis From Drugs List


In what they hope is a New Year’s gift to the people, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin signed a memo of understanding (MOU) which could eventually lead to cannabis and kratom being removed from the Category 5 drug list. While kratom is not listed as a drug in the United … Read more

Bangkok Gets First Clinic Specifically Devoted to Medical Cannabis Treatment

Phra -Nangklao-Hospital

According to ThaiPBS, the Nonthaburi-based Phra Nangklao Hospital has opened its first medical cannabis clinic. The clinic will be initially staffed by 16 medical personnel which includes doctors, nurses, a dentist, and pharmacists that have completed training in the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Phra Nangklao will treat specific diseases, currently limited to, amyotrophic … Read more

SpaceX Will Deliver Cannabis to Space Station


Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s next International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission, schedule for March 2020, will include a very special delivery of cannabis from agri-tech company Front Range Biosciences in collaboration with SpaceCells USA Inc. and BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Unfortunately, for the astronauts on the ISS, the purpose of this … Read more

Vaping Disease (EVALI/VAPI) Hits First Thai Patient


Critical care specialist, Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs, of the Vichaiyut Hospital in Bangkok posted on Facebook that a 48 year old male lung cancer patient suffering from pneumonia and respiratory failure had been diagnosed with EVALI (electronic cigarette, or vaping product, use-associated lung injury – also known as vaping-associated pulmonary injury, or VAPI). According to Dr. … Read more

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 ailments that doctors believe would respond positively to treatment with marijuana oil. For instance, epilepsy, … Read more

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 turned into an estimated 660,000 5cc bottles of cannabis oil, with another 5 kilograms being … Read more

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 Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand can offer detox and other medical tourism opportunities using Thai traditional … Read more

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 too dependent on medical marijuana, as he was concerned that some people may forego other … Read more