Thailand: Over 150,000 people register to grow cannabis

More than 150,000 people registered to cultivate cannabis via the application and website of the Food and Drug Administration yesterday morning (June 9) as the legalization of cannabis and hemp took effect.

FDA secretary-General Dr. Paisarn Dunkum said that the new law allows people to grow hemp and cannabis only if they register with the FDA via the app and 

Later, the FDA created another website for the same purpose because of the overwhelming demand for registration.

Dr. Paisarn said that apart from the online registration, growers would not have to seek permission to cultivate the plants, reports the Bangkok Post. Yesterday morning the app was downloaded more than 50,000 times, and more than 150,000 people completed the registration, he said.

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