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Thai Govt Plans To Distribute 1 Million Free Cannabis Plants Nationwide This June, Says Minister

today17 May 2022


Activists campaigning for the legalization of medical marijuana in Thailand last month. (source: NY Times)

The Thai government plans to send one million free cannabis plants to families across the country in June to commemorate the implementation of a new rule enabling people to grow cannabis at home, according to the country’s health minister.

On May 8, Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul revealed the decision in a Facebook post, expressing his desire to grow cannabis plants like β€œhome crops.”

The new legislation, which takes effect on June 9, will enable citizens to cultivate medical-grade cannabis plants at home after alerting their local government, however the plants must be used solely for therapeutic purposes. Moreover, without further permissions, the cannabis cannot be used for commercial purposes.

Thailand’s strategy to market cannabis as a commercial crop has taken another step forward. According to the World…

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Written by: Lara Lee

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