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BANGKOK 21 March 2019 18:51
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Medicinal marijuana

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6 hours ago, YogaVeg said:

a guy flying in from Amsterdam who got caught with a random.

Sounds like targeted testing to me.

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Curtklay,
Why did you write such rubbish. Wow !you are negative.


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Post detailing illegal use has been removed per forum rules.

 

The thread is about (future) legal medicinal use.

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It was announced on world media today, that Thailand is the latest country to allow the use of medicinal (not recreational) cannabis at the same time as the next edition of the Royal Thai Gazette is to be published, so if that publication is to be April 1, 2019, then that's it, but it's still not clear, as another online announcement states that the printing of this Gazette is being stopped, and that the next issues will all be online publications. I mean the relaxation of this law sounded immediate, but nothing is clear here in Thailand eh? And the wording "Upon release of this gazette" is very important, so your guess is as good as mine as to when this next online edition gets released, because police will collect huge fines until this gazette is released, AND keep a copy of your Thai Dr.'s prescription handy, for that will also be needed to be shown to any police officer, it'll probably be Cannibidoil in Capsule form, but it is true & the government announced this as a gift to the people of Thailand! 

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If I understand correctly what will be announced is recategorization from a class 5 to a class 2 narcotic.

That opens up the possibility of specific cannibis products being registered for medical use but still several steps that have to happen before they are.

All other category 2 narcotics are restricted to hospital pharmacies so expect whatever cannabis products end up approved will also be. It is highily unlikely to be anything like the situation for medical marijuana in western countries.

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Let me just say that ALL of you have it ALL wrong. I know quite a few doctors at the TOP hospitals in the city. They all feel that there will be all kinds of loopholes in the law and the MASSIVE demand by educated Thais for good medicinal weed will open up the market quickly. Within 3 months of the law being signed, you will be able to easily get it. I think the government recognized there was no stopping the movement. Just watch Highlands on Netflix (all about Thailand and the weed movement). Medicinal strains are already all over the city. Now the government will dominate the market. Farmers will make money, taxes will fund the government, and people will know they are getting safe, good quality cannabis.

 

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On ‎12‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 3:17 AM, Jim7777 said:

Well I take what I read on this website with a grain of salt seriously because you can only believe maybe half of what you read on this site most of the time if that.  

 

Although by 1 April that'd be interesting right before Songkran.  I'll be sitting in the back of the truck with the family during Songkran with the water guns just passing one around lol 😂.  It'll make the ice cold water feel warmer at least lol.  Seriously though I've never tried it but I might be a good candidate for medical marihuana for real as a disabled veteran.  But I don't know I've heard good and bad things about it, I've also heard that it causes paranoi so I don't know I'd probably have to try it first under the supervision of a doctor.  

Lots of information to sort through and wait, probably for several years before any Expat living in Thailand may be able to get Medical Marijuana. I will probably be better off moving to a state that has legalized recreational marijuana instead of waiting on the medical wheels of Thailand to put forth a clear policy.  I have used it for pain relief a few times and I would gladly give up all opiates I have taken the past four years for marijuana. For those of you there who suffer terrible pain from injuries or other conditions, I feel for you too. I have been away from my family  there for 4 years and I cannot come back to stay unless this medical marijuana issue has proven to be available for expats. Happy New Year!

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Well I wouldn't believe a word that is said about medicinal cannabis being made legal in Thailand. Does anyone have the latest government info on this? 

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On 12/28/2018 at 1:44 PM, Greyhat said:

I don't really want to hear anything contradicting my fantasy of walking into any pharmacy, saying my back hurts and being handed an ounce of purple urkle with an accompanied "song roy baht ka"

 

I hope whatever form this whole thing finally takes, accessible or not at least serves to educate the population and reduces the stigma. A light on the spot fine for possession without prescription wouldn't be so bad.  

A light on-the-spot-fine? In Thailand? I read about not being caught with cannabis on Lonely Planet over 10 years ago, and the going rate for an on the spot fine then was 50,000. Now that figure is not to be sniffed at, and people have had it planted on them and then picked up by the same officers. No, look as clean as you can and stay away from from places that have police raids. It is not a fun subject here because it is so unclear, and the girls can get you done for a cut in the fine. Wait until legalization is set in stone here if you really need it? That's the best policy.

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14 hours ago, Groove said:

Well I wouldn't believe a word that is said about medicinal cannabis being made legal in Thailand. Does anyone have the latest government info on this? 

It is in the process of being legalized. That is a multi-step process, the first of which is its reclassification from a class 5 to a class 2 nsrcotic. After that manufacturers of soecific cannabis products will have to apply for FDA registration and approval. This takes time. The Medical Council will likely come out with some guidelines on use as well.

 

Class 2 narcotics ate still tightly controlled. It will not be anything like in the West. No "medical marijuana" shops, no getting it with just a script from any doctor-- no more than you can buy morphine (likewise a class 2 narcotic) at a shop or with a simple script.

 

2 things are driving this change: (1) medical authorities see value in treatment of some conditions and (2) business interests see potentially huge profits, mainly from production for export.

 

You can guess which of these 2 factors carries the most weight.

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