Thailand removes cannabis from narcotics list

Thailand's Narcotics Control Board on Wednesday voted to remove cannabis plants from the list of Category 5 narcotics, which will allow wider use of cannabis for medical purposes. 

Permanent Secretary for Public Health Kiarttiphum Wongjit and Food and Drug Administration Secretary-General Paisan Dankhum told a media briefing that the NCB resolved to remove leaves, stems, stalks and roots of cannabis plants - including both Kancha and Kanchong - from the narcotics list. 

However, Kiarttiphum noted that despite the delisting of cannabis, only government agencies and community enterprises aligned with government agencies can grow cannabis and mast seek permission from the FDA. 

Read more at bangkokherald.com


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