Medical cannabis

  • Thailand News

    Thailand tokes on new approach: CBD-infused Marijuana oil to fight drug addiction

    The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM) has initiated a pioneering programme utilising marijuana oil infused with high levels of CBD to combat drug dependency. Dr Thewan Thanirat, DTAM’s deputy director-general, unveiled the innovative prescription, named Karun Osoth, a concoction of coconut oil and CBD meticulously balanced to 10 milligrammes of CBD per millilitre of coconut oil. This…

  • Cannabis

    Ethical considerations in medical cannabis

    Exploring the ethical landscape of medical cannabis requires a delicate balance between patient safety and scientific research. As you dive into the world of cannabis medicines, understanding the ethical guidelines is crucial. These not only streamline ethics applications but also ensure the safety and well-being of patients involved in clinical trials. Moreover, it’s important to consider the environmental impact of…

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    The journey of cannabis quality control in Thailand

    Navigating the world of medical cannabis in Thailand? It’s crucial to understand the stringent quality control measures in place. Thailand’s approach to regulating medical cannabis sets a benchmark for product quality and safety, ensuring that every step of production meets both local and partner requirements. The new cannabis-hemp act Thailand is set to introduce the Cannabis-Hemp Act. This groundbreaking legislation…

  • Cannabis

    Is cannabis the answer to chronic pain?

    Navigating the world of chronic pain management can be a complex journey, with many seeking alternatives to traditional pain medications. It’s no surprise then that in states where medical cannabis is legal, a significant number of adults have turned to cannabis as a means to manage their chronic pain. The move towards cannabis, often in place of prescription opioids and…

  • Thailand News

    Thai health minister faces backlash over new cannabis control bill

    Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew’s recent approval of a fresh draft of the cannabis and hemp control bill sparked a wave of criticism from pro-legalisation activists in Thailand, who called the move a betrayal of his commitment to public consultation. Prasitchai Nunual, who serves as the secretary-general for Thailand’s Cannabis Future Network, shared his disappointment on Facebook, accusing the minister…

  • Cannabis

    Thai Stick: The most impressive cannabis facility that you’ve never heard of

    When Thailand made the bold and unprecedented move of completely decriminalizing the cannabis plant in June 2022, it made huge waves. While festivities roared in pockets across the country, the framework vacuum meant that opportunistic players had the leeway to manipulate the system for their own gain. Misinformation and astronomical prices reigned, and cannabis’ most beneficial qualities were made inaccessible…

  • Thailand News

    Medical cannabis: CISW’s events for business and awareness

    The CISW Holding Group, in partnership with CISW International, CISW Green World and CISW European Wellness World, unveiled plans for two significant events focusing on medical cannabis. These events aim to highlight business prospects and foster a greater understanding of its medicinal applications. The first event, CISW MedCann Investment Summit World (CMCI 2023), is set to take place on December…

  • Thailand News

    High hopes: Public Health Minister plants seeds for ongoing medical cannabis policy success

    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul strongly advocates for the continuation of the current medical cannabis policy under the incoming health ministership. He asserts that, if used correctly, cannabis provides immense benefits to users. This discussion took place at the Public Health Ministry, where he expressed confidence that the new government would not terminate the ‘cannabis for medical treatments’ policy. He…

  • Cannabis

    Top conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis in Thailand

    With the recent legalisation of cannabis in Thailand, more and more people are becoming aware of the medical benefits of cannabis. Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, has been found to provide relief from symptoms associated with a variety of medical conditions. The plant contains several active compounds, including THC and CBD, both of which…

  • World News

    Thailand teaches Indonesia how to legalise cannabis

    Government officials from Indonesia – a country famous for having some of the strictest drug laws in the world – flew to Thailand to learn about the kingdom’s liberal medical cannabis policies this morning. News that old-fashioned Indonesia is considering legalising medical cannabis comes as quite a shock given that lawmakers in the country approved a Draconian law that bans…

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    Traditional Thai medicine clinics offering cannabis treatments in Thailand

    Cannabis has a long history in Thailand where it has traditionally been used as an ingredient in cooking and as a medicine to treat numerous ailments. The Thai Institute of Healing Arts defines marijuana as an “analgesic and sedative to control pain.” “Gancha,” as the Thais call it, once played a vital role in traditional Thai herbal medicine. Medicinal use…

  • World News

    Malaysia considers medical cannabis law shaped by Thai policy

    While the decriminalisation of cannabis in Thailand has been somewhat rocky and haphazard, it has inspired Malaysia to rollout legalisation similarly. The Malaysian Minister of Public Health is slated to meet with Thailand’s Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul to discuss how the kingdom went about legalising medical cannabis. Malaysia is currently considering similar laws to those Thailand adopted to…

  • Cannabis News

    Thousands apply for ‘weed licenses’ prior to delisting of marijuana as a narcotic

    Cannabis will be delisted as a narcotic in Thailand on June 9, and thousands of people and organisations have already submitted applications for a “weed license” to Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. The big questions such as “Can my home grown marijuana plant contain high levels of THC?”, “Does my medical condition qualify for cultivating and consuming marijuana…

  • Thailand News

    “Ganja-naburi”: Kanchanaburi is becoming Thailand’s medical marijuana capital

    Kanchanaburi… more like “Ganja-naburi.” The western province is becoming a hub for medical marijuana, aka ganja, with more and more community enterprises getting licences to grow the once-criminalised plant. 260 kilograms of cannabis were harvested for the second time at a medical marijuana event in Kanchanaburi yesterday. The cannabis was planted six months ago by eight community enterprises that are…

  • Lifestyle

    Top 5 things you need to know about medical marijuana in Thailand

    Cannabis, otherwise known as “Ganja” was historically popular in Thailand as a traditional medicine. Once known as one of the world’s most potent, Thai Ganga was often used by labourers as a muscle relaxer. However, the crop was banned in the 1930s – up until 2019 when medical marijuana was legalised once more. While recreational use of cannabis remains illegal, cannabis can be…

  • 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…

  • Crime News

    Tourism and health officials plan to launch “medical cannabis tour” next year

    A tour of medical cannabis at plantations across Thailand is in the works. While the tours could potentially be open to tourists, officials say the tour is for educational purposes and will first be for those interested in starting grow operations. The Public Health Ministry along with the Tourism and Sports Ministry plan to launch the tour next year. It…

  • Health

    Thailand may ease up on medical cannabis restrictions

    Thailand may be getting a little more cannabis-friendly. The Food and Drug Administration has drafted a bill to allow private companies to produce medical marijuana. Another stipulation would allow international travellers to bring medical cannabis for personal use if they have the proper import and export license. Attorney Wirot Poonsuwan wrote an article for Khaosod English explaining the legislations that…

  • Health

    Cannabis oil gaining traction in Thai medical circles

    Last week’s opening of Thailand’s first two full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil (cannabidiol, or CBD) for medical treatment has brought international attention, not only to the kingdom’s burgeoning cannabis industry, but to the oil’s many reputed benefits. Around 25 CBD clinics have been operating part-time since the government agreed in 2018 to amend drug laws to allow the use and…