Medical Marijuana Ads to Hit Thailand Soon

by Admin on June 20, 2019

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Thailand’s interim cabinet officially approved guidelines for medical marijuana advertising in a recent decision.

Not anyone will be able to advertise medical weed, however.

Only those who apply and receive a license to grow, possess, and distribute weed from Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration will be able to market their medical cannabis products to the public.

Certified medical professionals and traditional Thai medical practitioners who meet certain criteria will be the only ones considered for medical marijuana approval.

For those wishing to advertise their weed products, the FDA must first examine the stock and make sure it meets certain standards.

In general, the rules and regulations in regards to marijuana marketing will be similar in stringency to that of alcohol advertisements.

If a medical cannabis seller wishes to alter their products in any way, they must renew their approval with the FDA to be able to continue advertising.

Attorneys specializing in drug laws in Thailand advise that those wishing to use medical marijuana go through all the proper channels before possessing weed in the Kingdom as marijuana remains a Schedule V drug in Thailand, carrying a prison sentence of up to five years.

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Related: Thailand Medical Marijuana Amendment Summary

Related: History of Marijuana in Thailand

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A new panel created by Thailand’s Department of Mental Health (DMH) will study the benefits of medical marijuana use for patients suffering from mental health issues.

The panel will also formulate guidelines and action plans for its use as a medical treatment for psychiatric patients.

Specifically, research conducted by the DMH panel will examine cannabis treatment for patients with mental health disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, and dementia.

Under Thailand drug laws, marijuana remains a Schedule V substance punishable by up to five years in prison.

On a related note, the Narcotics Control Committee recently greenlit marijuana growth and research at two new institutes: Prachin Buri’s Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital and Rajamangala University of Technology Isan Sakonnakhon Campus.

The total number of institutes allowed to grow and study the medicinal benefits of cannabis is now at four.

Thailand recently became the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana.

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