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Government is to allow people to use “legal” parts of cannabis in business




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With intentions to promote cannabis as the country’s potential new cash crop, the government is preparing guideline to allow people to produce, sell or own cannabis and hemp. The permitted businesses, including textile, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics will be able to register to receive FDA permissions from January 29.

According to the FDA secretary-general, leaves, stalks, stems, roots, flowers, and seeds are not in a list of legal parts as they have high drug content (is there anything left?). Individuals are still not allowed to grow both cannabis and hemp without authorisation. Import and export of hemp must seek permission from the FDA Office as well.

Interested applicants in Bangkok can register at the FDA Office, while those in upcountry can contact the provincial public health offices. Courses and training about how to start a business using marijuana plants will be provided under the collaboration of the Education Ministry and Public Health Ministry.

However, a traditional medicine expert with Chaopraya Abhaiphubejhr Hospital, suggests that 6 groups of people should avoid food and drink with marijuana, including those with liver and kidney problems, heart disease patients, people aged below 25, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and those taking stimulant medications.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Issan John

    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Good question, Thaiger.

    I’m not an expert, but once you remove the “leaves, stalks, stems, roots, flowers, and seeds”, what else is left?

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      Frank Leboeuf

      Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 11:18 pm

      Would surely be interesting if cannabis trichomes were allowed…

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    Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    When marijuana was legalized in states I smoked probably a half ounce in a month. I then realized I didn’t even like the stuff and haven’t smoked since. Just legalize and tax it, if anything, its a safer/healthier alternative than alcohol for some people.

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    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Never a truer word spoken I quote “I am not an expert ” issan john, praise be to the Lord people rejoice and let’s have a holiday across Thailand.

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      Tony Andrews

      Friday, January 22, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      It is a disclaimer. I John finally admits he is not an expert.
      He should put the same disclaimer in front of all his posts.
      He might receive more tolerance of some of the wild statements he posts.

      and members might be more forgiving of his

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        Issan John

        Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:28 pm


        I doubt we’re in the same clubs …

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    James Pate

    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Those under 25 should not partake? The Bad Students won’t like that!

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    Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    How do you start a training program for marijuana growers if the seeds are illegal ?

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