Four cannabis strains from Thailand will be registered as National Heritage to promote research into their use, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Monday.
The strains in question are called ST1, TT1, UUA1, and RD1. The Medicinal Plant Research Institute under the Department of Medical Sciences had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to plant the cannabis varietals after many parts of the plant were decriminalized last year.
Mr. Anutin said the strains' registrations are currently awaiting certification by the Agriculture Department, saying the process is expected to finish in August.
Research into the strains' benefits and uses will be conducted by the department, in conjunction with Rajamangala University of Technology Isan Sakonnakhon Campus and Kasetsart University Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Campus, the deputy prime minister said.
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