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Thailand Wants to Have Its (Hash) Cake and Eat It Too

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Thailand Wants to Have Its (Hash) Cake and Eat It Too

By Natnicha Chuwiruch

 

>> Country will lead the way in Asia to legalize medical cannabis

>> Thailand eyeing a piece of the global medical cannabis market

 

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Thailand, known for its tough policies against drug trafficking, is taking a page from Canada and other countries and is seeking to lead the way in Asia in legalizing medical marijuana.

 

The reason? It’s largely economic. Thailand, which in the 1980s was one of the world’s top exporters of cannabis, wants to reap the rewards of the $10 billion-dollar-plus marijuana market. As more countries embrace the medicinal qualities of cannabis, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization -- under the Ministry of Public Health -- is trying to persuade the military government to approve studying the drug so it can market it for medical use.

 

“The best strains of cannabis in the world 20 years ago were from Thailand, and now Canada has developed this strain until up to this day, we can’t claim that ours is the best in the world anymore," said Dr. Nopporn Cheanklin, executive managing director of the GPO. “That’s why we must develop our strain to be able to compete with theirs.”

 

Full story: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-16/thailand-looks-to-endorse-medical-pot-yet-keep-anti-drug-laws

 

-- Bloomberg 2018-2018-07-17

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18 minutes ago, cornishcarlos said:

Oh geez... Every Somchai from Hat Yai to Chiang Mai is gonna be chopping down all their rubber and palm, making way for the new super crop !!!

 

I guess that might push rubber prices back up a little ??

if they aint stoned out of their minds to be bothered and I wouldnt  call the  Thai work ethic  the best anyway

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Why did the best strains come from Thailand ?  Because such cultivation takes patience.  A Thai trait that deserves far more praise.  Such cultivation should be of 1980's standards and farmers should be allowed to take part.

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This country has had a slice of the global market for decades.

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Most of the skunk growers in the U.K. seem to use Vietnamese labour, so maybe a chance to compete with them.

 

I am sure Thai farming skills are equally developed, Issaan could become a world hub.

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Do people know that Mechical Hash have had the THC removed, so you wont get high on it .........

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Medicinal cannabis oil is not about THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound in cannabis that gives the high recreational feeling.  Medicinal cannabis oil is about extracting CBD (cannabidoil), which does not give a high.  However, it must be granted that there will be a small quantity of THC in medicinal oil but one would have to consume a large volume of oil to get high.

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