Thai PM warns about patients relying on medical marijuana as magic cure

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday spoke up about the current flood of interest as Thai public health authorities roll out the first phase of medical cannabis to patients.
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The PM cautioned patients against being totally dependent on marijuana-based medicines, saying this practice may lead to their illnesses getting worse in the future.

Prayut cited several Public Health Ministry reports as the cause of his concern, saying that some diseases cannot be effectively cured without the use of modern medicine. He also warned that using marijuana without prescription from a doctor could potentially lead to unforeseen and potentially critical complications.

Prayut said that issuing legislation to control the use of marijuana will take time and that the authorities are currently unable to control the use of potions and oils extracted from leaves of the plant. He also said that extracts from flowers of the marijuana plant will also have to undergo proper tests and registered as legal potions in the long run.

SOURCE: The Nation

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