TH: Pushing ahead MMJ legislation

Thailand’s newly appointed health minister has reiterated his election campaign promise to push ahead legislation on legalizing of medical marijuana.

Anutin Charnvirakul, leader of the Bhumjaithai party which is the first major party to advocate marijuana for medical use, held a seminar on medical marijuana on Friday, three days after he was formally appointed public health minister.

Anutin, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, said this policy was aimed to benefit Thai people, allow access to traditional medicine and create new business opportunities for Thai people.

He said this medical marijuana initiative had been included in the government policy statement which would be delivered to Parliament soon.


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