Thailand: Cannabis farmers ask for help as prices drop

Farmers in the province of Nakhon Phanom are asking the government to help regulate the prices of cannabis after the industry began seeing a drop in value due to an oversupply of the crop.

Jirawat Rungsri, 56, president of the Medicinal Herbs Community Enterprise of Na Kham in Sri Songkhram district, said the prices dropped dramatically after the government began allowing the public to grow the plant.

Before cannabis was delisted as a narcotics earlier this year, only farmers with permission from hospitals, medical centers, and universities were able to grow cannabis, reports the Bangkok Post.

Mr. Jirawat said he started the group to grow cannabis for medical purposes in 2020 in collaboration with Tambon Na Kham Health Promotion Hospital.

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