University in Korat plants more than 3,000 cannabis plants


The Suranaree University of Technology in Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima) announced today that they have begun planting marijuana trees as part of their research on marijuana based medicines. A senior official at the university, Weerapong Pairsuwan, says that “up to 3,360 cannabis will be planted, with a harvest more than 1,500 kilograms later this year.”

“The plants will be used in researches to find medical and other benefits of marijuana, especially in the form of traditional Thai medicines.”

“This is in accordance with the government’s plan to develop marijuana for medical uses, and to improve the well-being of the public in a sustainable manner.”

University in Korat plants more than 3,000 cannabis plants | News by Thaiger

Only qualified personnel will be permitted into the buildings, and any existing plants must be destroyed. Under the amended drug law passed in 2018, only a restricted range of practitioners are permitted to cultivate marijuana for research purposes only.

SOURCE: Khoasod English

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