Bangkok: Thailand has been notorious for drugs and drug trafficking in the past, the production of Cocaine, Marijuana, Heroin, Crystal Meth and others is well known to the rest of the world. However, a positive step towards regulation is observed today in Thailand.
Thailand has been preparing its first batch of medical marijuana for hospital distribution where it will be used by the hospitals under the prescriptions of doctors to treat various diseases such as; Insomnia, Nausea, Parkinson’s disease, HIV, irritable bowel syndrome, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s disease and others.
Thailand’s deputy prime minister and minister for public health show the bottle of distributed cannabis oil, Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and its staff arranged the press conference. The GPO told media that the first batch of cannabis oil is only for hospital distribution and research purposes.
During the press conference, Minister for Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul said, “This is the outcome of legalizing medical cannabis. There is no hidden agenda, only that we (the Public Health Ministry) want to support every patient.”
Secretary-General of Thailand’s Food and Drugs administration Tares Krassanairawiwong said, “For those unregistered patients, they need to get examined to determine whether they need the medical cannabis oil. This is for the purpose of good treatment.”
The event also displayed the model of the cannabis plant, cannabis oil in a bottle, a model of dry cannabis, various cannabis oils, bottles, packing, and plantation. The GPO will begin planting its second crop of cannabis plants later this month and by early 2020, it plans to expand production to greenhouse cultivation and aims to produce 150,000-200,000 bottles of the oil.