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Thailand drafting new regulations for cannabis and hemp seeds




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A new regulations for cannabis and hemp seeds imports is in the works by Thailand’s Agriculture Department. With certain parts of the cannabis plant now off the narcotics list, many are tapping into the market for CBD, or cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component in hemp and cannabis.

With the rising demand for hemp and cannabis, the department is revising regulations to make the rules more clear, according to department’s director general, Pichet Wiriyapapha. Those importing cannabis and hemp seeds will also need to get permission from the department. He says they plan to announce the new plan on cannabis and hemp seed regulations in May.

“Now we have only four strains of hemp developed for higher fibre yield, but not for the strain for higher CBD that is currently required for cosmetics and healthcare products. That is why we do need to actively develop such a strain to respond to the high demand in the market.”

CBD is known for its relaxing effects. Although there is still little research to back the claims, many say CBD can lesson anxiety and depression as well as provide relief for muscle pain and arthritis. In Thailand, CBD is growing in popularity, but parts of the cannabis plant high in the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are still classified as a Category 5 narcotic.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Hopefully thc, kratom and pornhub will be legalized soon too.
    What does these laws do?
    Create a black market that funds organized gangs and cartels.
    Enable corruption.
    Punish teenagers for being dumb by throwing away their lives and condemning them to a life of petty crime.

    Criminal Laws should make the society safer, not more dangerous.

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    toby andrews

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    If the Thai government were smart they would allow stoned citizens.
    Most stoned citizens are not violet and are compliant.
    Here in Phnom Penh Happy pizzas are every where. There is no trouble, but the Thais grab another chance to collect bribes.
    Morons . . .

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    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Thailand definitely moving in the right direction on this issue. Other Asian countries should take note.

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    toby andrews

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Oh they can become violet, if they take the wrong cannabis, but they are rarely violent.

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    Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:53 am

    ‘in the works, drafting & revising regulations, get permission, plan to announce, actively develop’ on and on same as always. You directors and dictators couldn’t organize tacking on your showboat medals without help.
    there is zero shortage of medical or recreational cannabis in the world. Over supply in fact. No one needs to come here for your crummy low grade weed. Forget your brilliant schemes.
    Put your efforts into procuring quality non chinese vaccines that the Thai people say they want. Quit haggling over prices and postponing in order to squeeze the last possible baht out of your”deals.” 1% or less of population vaccinated so far and you sand box geniuses still talk about moon rockets, cbd tours, and ingesting moniter lizard blood as possible covid treatment

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