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  • Thailand News

    Thai CBD market faces 10bn Baht losses

    The Hemp and Cannabis Industry Association in Thailand has sounded alarm bells over the possible relisting of cannabis and hemp as narcotic plants. The controversial decision by the government could lead to industry operators incurring losses upwards of 10 billion baht in combined investments. CBD, or cannabidiol, a medically beneficial compound found in both cannabis and hemp, has skyrocketed in…

  • Cannabis

    Cannabis hemp act: Thailand’s bold step towards transformation

    If the Cannabis Hemp Act passes, you’re in for a significant shift in the hemp industry landscape. This groundbreaking legislation, backed by a coalition of senators, industry groups, and hemp farmers, aims to redefine the rules of the game. It’s not just about tweaking the THC threshold; it’s about revolutionizing how hemp is tested, processed, and transported. Imagine a world…

  • World News

    World’s tallest hempcrete building set to open in Cape Town

    The world’s tallest building constructed with industrial hemp, a 12-storey establishment boasting a stunning view of Table Mountain, is nearing completion in Cape Town, South Africa. Workers are currently adding the final touches to the 54-room Hemp Hotel, which is set to be completed in June. Constructed primarily with Hempcrete blocks made from the cannabis plant, the building is supported…

  • Sponsored

    5 beauty fanatics share skin-care tips and thoughts on plant-based oil

    “I’ve been incorporating some hemp oil lately and been loving the effects!” – Runner Up of Miss Fabulous International 2022 and other beauty fanatics share their skin care tips. From snails to seaweed, anti-ageing and skin care trends aren’t new in Thailand. And with cannabis being the hot topic in 2022, can high-quality Hemp and CBD oil be the next…

  • Cannabis News

    Cannabis is illegal on Khao San Road, officials call for crackdown

    In the ever-meandering journey of cannabis legalisation, with the plant being legalised for growing, selling, and consuming with very few rules and now receiving pushback for that lack of regulation, Khao San Road is being reminded that it’s NOT legal there. While about a million people have been licensed to sell cannabis now, smoking in public can be prosecuted as…

  • Cannabis News

    Thailand will produce 25 billion baht of hemp in 5 years

    In the next five years, the Thai government wants to make Thailand a regional hub for producing hemp-related products, and it will earn at least 25 billion baht from the exploits, according to Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit. “Hemp has become an important plant in many countries now as all parts of it can be turned into various types of products…

  • Cannabis News

    More than 100,000 people register to grow cannabis at home in Thailand

    Today is cannabis decriminalisation day, and the people of Thailand have wasted no time in registering to grow their own cannabis plants at home. Thailand’s FDA revealed that, so far, more than 100,000 budding cannabis growers have registered via the ‘Plook Ganja’ website and mobile application. To legally grow cannabis or hemp at home, Thai people do not need to…

  • Cannabis News

    Decriminalisation of cannabis in Thailand: Can I get high or not?

    As “Ganja Day” approaches on June 9, Thailand’s Ministry of Health wants to be clear about one thing: Smoking cannabis recreationally in public is a criminal offence punishable by three months imprisonment and a fine of up to 25,000 baht. However, smoking cannabis in private is a different story. Cannabis smoke has been written into new legislation as a “public…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Food Festival 2022 will feature hemp recipies

    As Phuket hosts Thailand’s biggest light festival, Aqua Lumina, another event on the island province is on the way next week. Phuket’s Food Festival 2022 will start on May 28 (Saturday) and run until June 5. It will be held at Saphan Hin Centre Stage area, on the east side of Phuket Town, from 4pm – 11pm every night. This…

  • Thailand News

    Sri Racha’s hemp-marijuana festival starts February 9

    Festival organisers will host an event promoting marijuana for health benefits, even though they note that recreational smoking is still illegal in Thailand. The festival is called “Hemp-Marijuana, King of Herbs,” and will last from February 9-14 at the Pacific Park Shopping Mall in Sri Racha. The festival will have concerts, 24 booths that will teach people how to grow…

  • Cannabis News

    Thailand decriminalises cannabis, extracts with high-inducing THC still an illicit drug

    Thailand’s health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has confirmed that the Narcotics Control Board has approved the removal of cannabis from the Category 5 list of controlled drugs. According to a report from the Associated Press, Anutin says the drugs that remain on the list are opium, magic mushrooms, and extracts of cannabis containing more than 0.2% by weight of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).…

  • Crime News

    Confusion over cannabis laws, Thai officials consider decriminalisation

    Thai officials are looking into decriminalising cannabis… but not recreational use. The Thai Food and Drug Administration is set to meet with the Office of the Narcotics Control Board today and propose removing cannabis from a list of controlled drugs. Then, the measure will need to be approved by the Public Health Ministry, which is led by a cannabis advocate…

  • Cannabis

    Hemp ice cream hits the Thai market

    The ice cream maker “Hemp” has launched a CBD infused ice cream. Their products are produced using Golden Triangle Group’s assistance. The group represent a big business mover and shaker in Thailand’s legal cannabis industry. Previously they opened a cafe on Soi Sukhumvit 36 in Bangkok. The flavours include: Northern Lights: chamomile mint chip tea Pineapple Express: apple and mango…

  • Cannabis News

    Cannabis drinks now available in Thailand convenience stores

    From darkened back alleys to brightly lit 7-11 aisles, people in Thailand can now get their once-illegal cannabis fix in flavoured drinks at convenience stores and vending machines. The nation’s biggest bottled tea producer Ichitan Group has launched 2 new drinks with terpenes, the compounds that give that ganja smell. The cannabis drinks Ichitan launched are not aimed at the…

  • Covid-19 News

    Cannabis may ease lung inflammation from Covid-19, study

    Cannabis may help ease and reduce lung inflammation for Covid-19 patients, according to a recent study. Researchers in the study claim the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, cannabinol, or CBD, has anti-inflammatory properties. More research should be done on how CBD and treating severe lung inflammation from the coronavirus, according to researchers from University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research…

  • Thailand News

    Thai farmers warned of hemp – growing scams

    Thai farmers are being warned of hemp – growing scams after the FDA says some farmers may be approached to grow without gaining permission to import hemp seeds yet. The possible scams have farmers fearing they may be cheated after some have reportedly already started setting up networks in other provinces in preparation to start new enterprises. According to the…

  • Thailand News

    Legalisation of hemp cultivation is expected to boost stocks

    Thailand’s recent legalisation of hemp cultivation is expected to boost stock prices in related sectors. Market analysts at KTBST Securities Research say plantation and refinery businesses are likely to be the first to to receive licenses to grow hemp or produce extracts, and those businesses should expect an uptick in stock prices. Market analysts add that businesses that plan to…

  • Thailand News

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

    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…

  • Thailand News

    Cannabis with very low THC content to be allowed in cosmetics and herbal products

    The Food and Drug Administration is drafting a new regulation to allow cannabis and hemp to be used in cosmetics and food products… just not the parts of the plant like the buds that are known to cause euphoric effects. The move is intended to allow cannabis and hemp to be used for production of textiles, garments, medicines and herbal…

  • Crime News

    2 Chinese nabbed for peddling hemp oil, facemasks

    A pair of Chinese nationals have been arrested in Bangkok for selling toys, hand gel, thermometers and hemp oil worth millions of baht. Cyberpolice yesterday said the suspects, named only as “Lee” and “Jan”, were arrested at a commercial building in Bangkok’s Bang Khunthian district. Police seized vast numbers of masks, body temperature scanners and sex toys as well as…

  • Thailand News

    BioThai Foundation says companies growing hemp commercially will create monopoly:

    “…as of now, only official agencies are allowed to grow hemp in the tribe-development zones in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan, Tak, Mae Hong Son and Phetchabun provinces.” The Thai government’s plan to let privately-owned companies grow hemp commercially is progressing as part of a three year trial. But, BioThai Foundation says that giving specific companies the right to plant hemp…

  • Health

    Hemp being proposed as alternative to medical marijuana

    The UN is considering whether to downgrade the classification of cannabidiol – currently a narcotic under international law, says Kasetsart University agronomy lecturer Vichien Keeratinijakal. Vichien claims the UN was considering reclassification because cannabidiol, found both in hemp and marijuana, had been shown to have medical benefits without the intoxicating properties of other cannabinoids, such as psychotropic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Some…