Food and Drug Administration Authority Thailand a flood of commercial license applications ahead of the legality law passing marijuana in that country.
Thailand will certify the legality of growing and possessing marijuana on June 9. Ordinary people are allowed to grow marijuana in their homes if the law is officially passed.
However, individuals or companies that will use marijuana for commercial purposes must obtain a license from the government.
Bangkok Post reported as quoted by the Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration Authority of Thailand late last month had received around 4,700 applications for license applications.
The application is in the form of applying for an import permit, ownership, cultivation and production of cannabis and hashish.
Other permits applied for the production of cannabis into hash seeds, dietary supplements, soft drinks, seasonings, jelly candies, and instant foods.
Previously, Thailand planned to distribute one million marijuana trees into homes to coincide with the passage of the marijuana legality law on June 9.
Thailand’s Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, said he intended to make the cannabis tree a “household plant.”
“This will allow the community and the government to benefit more than 10 billion baht [Rp4,2 triliun] per year from marijuana and marijuana,” Charnvirakul said in his Facebook post on May 10.
The Thai government also hopes that this decision can make Bangkok one of the new cannabis business players. The government is also targeting cannabis plants as a way to attract tourists.
Although Thailand has allowed the cultivation of marijuana in the community, there are some rules that must be implemented.
Thais wishing to grow marijuana must inform the local government. Not only that, the cannabis plant that is treated must be included in the medical category and used only for medical purposes.