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5 things to know about legal cannabis from Thailand

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Thailand has become the first country in Asia to legalize marijuana. Thai authorities removed marijuana from the drug list in early June, allowing home cultivation.

Cannabis advocates say Thailand will become a ‘marijuana wonderland’, but the reality is that cannabis can only be grown for medicinal purposes and those who inhale it in public face severe penalties.

This article explains what has changed and what remains illegal.

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Marijuana means

Marijuana means the cannabis flower or the dried leaves of the cannabis plant. Among the hundreds of chemicals found in the cannabis plant is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). That chemical creates the satisfaction that marijuana users crave.

About 50 countries allow patients to use medical marijuana on a doctor’s prescription.

Marijuana has been used to treat chronic pain in the elderly, and to treat nausea and vomiting in cancer patients after drug therapy. Relieves nausea.

Only two countries, Canada and Uruguay, allow the recreational use of marijuana.

Marijuana use can cause brain and other disorders. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recent research shows that 3 in 10 marijuana users experience addiction, a type of marijuana use problem.

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Legalities and illegalities related to cannabis from Thailand

In Thailand, cannabis has been delisted as a drug, so farmers and individuals can grow cannabis for medicinal use.

Cannabis can also be used to improve health. from the website or Any Thai citizen can grow a cannabis plant if they first notify the government of their plan to grow cannabis either through a smartphone app.

Industrial and commercial cannabis growers, including companies, are required to obtain a license from the Food and Drug Administration.

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