Thailand is set to ease its cannabis laws this Thursday

This Thursday, cannabis could finally be decriminalized as the plant will be allowed to grow. Here’s what we know about the changing cannabis laws in Thailand.

Cannabis is currently classified as Category 5 on the Narcotics List in Thailand, but that is set to change on Thursday. From then on, people will be allowed to grow a range of plants at home, opening up a huge space for commercial opportunities for many as well.

However, there are still some limitations.

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Thailand’s New Cannabis Laws: What Do They Mean?

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Will the new cannabis law allow home use?

The removal of cannabis from the category of narcotics lists does not mean that it can be used recreationally just yet. The native species is only allowed for health and medicinal reasons. Cultivation must be registered with the administrative organizations and a permit obtained before the plants can also be cultivated for commercial purposes.

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how much is legal

According to that Bangkok Post, cannabis extracts containing more than 0.2% THC will continue to be classified as a Category 5 narcotic and thus regulated under previous legislation. However, only oil extracted from marijuana with a THC content above 0.2% qualifies, so other parts can be both legally grown and traded – as mentioned above, solely for medicinal, health and other commercial purposes.

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A new era for cannabis?

Sittichai Daengprasert, Chief Executive of JSP Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Thailand, has described this period as a “new era” for the Thailand plant. According to JSP, the CBD oil market is valued at an estimated 100 billion (!) baht, and Sittichai explains that relaxing cannabis laws could greatly help local communities, particularly the villagers and farmers who supply the plant to the factories. It could also attract international tourism as cannabis travel is likely to increase, especially with the recent lifting of travel restrictions. high time.