CBD No Longer a Controlled Substance in Thailand

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has removed the seeds and oils derived from hemp plants from the country’s list of controlled substances, essentially making cannabidiol (CBD) legal.

Unlike marijuana plants, which contain high levels of the psychoactive compound THC, hemp plants only have trace amounts.

This means that the oil extracted from hemp plants will provide health benefits to users–similar to THC-infused cannabis–but won’t give them the feeling of being high.

Before the change, both CBD and THC were listed as Schedule V controlled substances under Thailand’s draconian Narcotics Act.

Now though, CBD oil will be permitted to be used as supplements and other products such as food or beauty products as long as THC levels stay under a certain level.

A fair number of studies show that CBD can help relieve anxiety, pain, inflammation, sleeplessness, epilepsy, and a variety of other health conditions.

Despite legalizing medical marijuana in late 2018, cannabis remains a controlled substance in Thailand and can result in up to five years imprisonment.

Those seeking to use medical cannabis should go through the proper channels, first and foremost, securing a prescription from a certified medical practitioner.

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