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Govt cannabis plants begin to bud: medic

By The Nation

 

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The cannabis crop at the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation’s (GPO) closed-system farm is nearly ready for harvesting and producing medicines.

 

Dr Sophon Mekthon, chairman of the GPO board of directors, said 140 cannabis plants at the farm in Pathum Thani had begun to bud and would need around 10 to 12 weeks to mature for harvesting.

 

“After the cannabis buds are ready to harvest by the end of this July, we will begin the trial to extract three types of cannabinoid extracts and produce 2,500 bottles of medical cannabis oil,” Sophon said.

 

“However, the specialists still need to closely monitor the growth of the cannabis buds, because this is the first time for us to grow our own medical-grade cannabis, which requires very intensive care.”

 

The 5ml bottles of oil from the first crop will be distributed to patients in the cannabinoid drug’s clinical trial project of the Medical Services Department.

 

GPO managing director Dr Withoon Danwiboon explained that the female plants, which have the greatest “medical" properties, will be selected for extracting the oil by drying the buds, extracting the cannabinoid extracts with ethanol, and then diluting to get the standardised dose of cannabinoid extracts in each type of oil.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30369518

 

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At 10 to 12 weeks of flowering before harvest, they're growing cannabis with strong sativa traits, and that makes perfect sense as sativa is predominant in equatorial areas and indica, with its shorter flowering time, is from more northerly mountain areas. Of course, since they're growing inside with nice LEDs, they can grow indica plants and hybrid combinations, as well. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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Prayut - Chan O Cha garden in full bloom 

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

ready for harvesting and producing medicines.

producing cash.  Green thumbs and red eyes. 

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Medical Marijuana Visa?   

 

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...ethanol....???

 

...is that the only way.....???

 

...hope they are not setting this up for failure....

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Gouvernment grown and then grow only 140 plants seems like a very small tryout . The most homegrowers in holland start with more plants . Anyhooo hood effort get in there . 😁😎🤯

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Yahoo! I'm still available for scientific testing!!!!

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Posted (edited)

In today's edition, a well known national newspaper stated in an article that the GPO expected to produce 12,500 ml from the first production. With just 140 plants that's a little over 89 ml per plant. Seems optimistic to me.

 

However, 2500 bottles with 5 ml each would require 12, 500 ml.

 

Is that output per plant realistic?

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So the big question is how do you qualify for being medically treated with marijuana?

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1 hour ago, Wilsonandson said:

So the big question is how do you qualify for being medically treated with marijuana?

The list of qualifying conditions is fairly lengthy. Of course cancer, AIDS, MS, seizures, wasting syndrome are on there but so are conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, chronic pain, spinal disk issues and even PTSD and stress. 

 

Much less restrictive than the Netherlands, similar to the California guidelines. 

 

They are still training and certifying  doctors but some prescriptions have already been written. 

 

You have until Sunday the 19th of May to enroll in the amnesty program which allows you to continue possessing and growing for your own use of you have a qualifying condition until the prescription program is up and running. 

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Is that some sort of Japanese Sakura strain? Must make you see rainbow colored unicorns. Far out, dude.

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4 minutes ago, Guitar God said:

The list of qualifying conditions is fairly lengthy. Of course cancer, AIDS, MS, seizures, wasting syndrome are on there but so are conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, chronic pain, spinal disk issues and even PTSD and stress. 

I've got a chronic case of Junta Stress. Where do I sign up?

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My neighbour went to a meeting the other day for up to 20 people in the village to grow cannabis at one rai per person or 1,600 plants per grower, sale price to the government is 10,000 Baht per kilogram, so we may be letting him use enough land for a couple of hundred plants, though it is in the very early stages so not all the details are available yet.

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