The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has officially signed a purchase agreement with a community enterprise consisting of cannabis growers in Buriram province, securing local supplies for the agency to begin production of cannabis and hemp-infused medicine.
Dr. Sopon Mekthon, Deputy Public Health Minister, in his capacity as chair of the event, outlined that securing cannabis supplies is vital as the plant can be utilized to effectively treat patients with various ailments such as Epilepsy or act as a strong pain reliever. “So far, there has been demand from the public, and securing a supply with the first community enterprise in Buriram will help the agency better meet the demand,” assured the Deputy Minister.
Having signed the agreement today, the community enterprise in Buriram province should be able to supply their first lot in June this year, totaling 18 kilograms, while plantations in the area will expand further.
In the very near future, the GPO will sign a purchase agreement with three more community enterprises in Lampang, Nakhon Ratchasima and Mae Hong Son provinces.
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