Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Inside Thailand’s First Licensed Cannabis Plantation

In December 2018, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize cannabis for research and medicinal use. Now, plants are finally being cultivated at the government-owned and operated Royal Agriculture Pangda in Samoeng, an agricultural region within the Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

While this marks tremendous progress in the region, recreational possession, and usage of cannabis remains illegal and banned in Thailand. “We will make the public understand that it’s for medical purposes only, not for recreation,” said Niyom Termsrisuk, the Secretary-General of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board of Thailand.

RELATED: Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana As New Year’s ‘Gift’

Now, countries like the Philippines and Malaysia are considering initiatives to legalize medicinal marijuana, possibly marking a major turning point in Southeast Asia’s long-standing war on weed.

This post originally appeared on Daily Marijuana Observer.


Alcohol-Related Deaths Increased By This Much During The First Year Of The Pandemic

The pandemic has impacted our drinking habits and has increased the amount of alcohol-related deaths by a significant margin.


You Can Now Buy CBD On Walmart’s Website

You can buy CBD supplements on Walmart.com, buy CBD beauty products on Ulta.com, and it’s rapidly spreading across the country in retailers ranging from Neiman Marcus and Sephora to CVS and Walgreens.

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