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Morphine, cocaine, opium, to be legalised for medical use in Thailand

Maya Taylor

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Thailand is set to decriminalise 102 drugs, including morphine, opium, and cocaine, for medical use and research purposes. A proclamation in the Royal Gazette declares that, from July 2021, the substances may be sold or used in very specific, limited circumstances. The drugs are classified as category 2 under Thailand’s Narcotics Act and also include fentanyl and codeine.

That’s what the declaration in the Royal Gazette says HERE.

A report in Coconuts says government organisations and approved pharmacies can be granted a licence for the drugs, as well as approved professionals, such as doctors, pharmacists, dentists and veterinarians. The drugs can only be provided for medical use or research.

The change in the law follows a similar move in 2018 that decriminalised marijuana for medical use. The new regulation means approved organisations and individuals may obtain the drugs for the purpose of producing medical formulations or for research programmes.

SOURCE: Coconuts

 

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    zig

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    so basically the gov’t will be entering a new drug business ..slowly addicting people to the list mentioned and profiting off the results

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    Jack

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Medical cocaine!! Wooooohoooo!!! Doctor, I have low confidence and low self esteem, can I get an 8ball of that primo medical grade shyit boooii!!

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      Preesy Chepuce

      Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:17 pm

      It’s hardly “party time”. A peremptory study of pharmaceuticals would yield a number of legal ways you can get completely off your face if you want to.

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