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Vaping Disease (EVALI/VAPI) Hits First Thai Patient

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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, …

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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

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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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New Tourism Minister to Promote Medical Marijuana Tourism

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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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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha Urges Medical Marijuana Caution

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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

Anutin-Charnvirakul

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

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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

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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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