Thailand approves amendments to widen marijuana production for medical use

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In order to allow private production and sale of marijuana for medical use, Thailand’s cabinet has given approval to the amendments to its Narcotics Act.

The amendments will be sent for legal review before going to the Thai parliament, Reuters reported.

Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul said the proposed amendments will allow patients, businesses and medical professionals to produce, export, import and sell the leaf.

To recall, Thailand was the first Southeast Asian nation to legalise marijuana in 2017 for medical use as well as research, but only the government was allowed to grow plants.