Thailand will legalize the ownership, cultivation, and processing marijuana on the 9th of June.
What are the rules for the use of plants that have become controversial in a number of countries?
Thailand’s Minister of Public Health, Withid Sariddechaikool, said cannabis and ram growers had to register through the Pluk Kan app, which was developed and operated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as quoted by Reuters. Bangkok PostFriday (20/5).
Despite the easing of the law, there are a few caveats for those wishing to grow marijuana.
Among these extracts containing more than 0.2 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, will still be labeled as a Type 5 drug substance under the law relating to narcotics control and suppression.
However, anyone who intends to grow cannabis and hemp plants for commercial purposes must seek permission from the authorities.
As part of the continuation of the regulation, the Thai government also plans to distribute one million marijuana trees to people’s homes.
“This will make the community and government benefit more than 10 billion baht [Rp4,2 triliun] per year from marijuana and marijuana,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health of Thailand, Anutin Charnvirakul, said on Facebook quoted by Firstpost.
Another loosened rule is that the import of cannabis seeds or other parts of this plant no longer requires a special permit.
Instead, imports of these products will be permitted and regulated the same as other plant seeds.
Products from cannabis extract entering Thailand, either by visitors or via parcel shipments will be regulated under different laws, depending on the type of product.
The products will be grouped into two types, namely imported food products and cosmetics.
So far, the FDA is still working to amend up to seven laws to allow and regulate other herbal products made from cannabis and hemp extracts.
According to Withid, this was done for the convenience of businesses importing extracts for sale, even though the FDA was promoting locally made products.
The government also hopes that the decision can make Thailand one of the new cannabis business players. They also target marijuana as a way of attracting tourists.