New Panel Created in Thailand to Study Marijuana’s Mental Health Benefits

by Admin on June 19, 2019

Shallow Focus Photography of Cannabis Plant

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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