MHIRA’s Visit Sparks Thai-Malaysian Cannabis Synergy

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  • Why It Matters: The visit from Malaysia’s MHIRA to Thailand’s DPU WELLNESS Clinic underscores the importance of international collaboration in advancing cannabis research and medical applications.
  • The Big Picture: This initiative highlights the growing recognition of cannabis’s therapeutic benefits and its potential in traditional and alternative medicine, setting a precedent for ASEAN countries.
  • Driving The News: The engagement between Thai and Malaysian cannabis researchers and practitioners opens new avenues for knowledge exchange, innovation, and potentially, regulatory harmonization in the region.

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Malaysian Hemp Tech Innovation and Research Association (MHIRA) recently visited the DPU WELLNESS Clinic in Thailand. This visit, led by Johan Mohamad, President of MHIRA, signifies a pivotal moment for regional collaboration in the field of medical cannabis.

On February 5, 2024, the delegation engaged in comprehensive discussions with Thai officials and medical practitioners, exploring the vast potential of cannabis in traditional and alternative medicine. The DPU WELLNESS Clinic, known for its pioneering work in integrating medical cannabis into holistic health practices, provided the perfect backdrop for these discussions.

The visit not only facilitated a deep dive into Thailand’s innovative approaches to cannabis treatment but also opened the door for future collaborations between Thailand and Malaysia in cannabis research. Despite the legal status of cannabis in Malaysia, the delegation’s interest in understanding and learning from Thailand’s model reflects a shared vision for exploring the medical benefits of cannabis.

Experts from both countries deliberated on ‘care pathways’ for using cannabis in treating chronic conditions, such as cancer, emphasizing the need for precise, effective, and legally compliant applications. The discussions highlighted the importance of detoxification processes to ensure patients do not retain THC residues, which could have legal implications upon their return to Malaysia.

The visit marks a significant step towards not just enhancing the reputation of alternative medicine and Thai medical practices but also in fostering business and academic exchanges that could shape the future of medical cannabis in Southeast Asia. As Thailand positions itself as a Medical Hub or Wellness Hub, this collaboration could be a cornerstone for regional health tourism, research, and education in cannabis.

Original Article on MGR Online