Thailand: Phuket plants seeds for cannabis cash crops

Dr Yongyot Thammawut, Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional Medicine, was in Phuket on March 7 to promote the development of medical cannabis as a key industry to helping the country’s economy back onto the road to recovery.

Dr Yongyot signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus, to promote, support and develop research studies on technology and innovations for health tourism.

"The current expansion of the herbal market is in line with the country's clear policy to promote the herbal industry," Dr Yongyot said.

The key goal is becoming a leading exporter of quality medicinal raw materials and herbal products in the ASEAN region, and increase the value of medicinal raw materials and herbal products in the country, he added.

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