Medical Thai Marijuana to Launch in April 2019

Patients will be eligible to receive medical marijuana in Thailand starting in April of next year, according to a top Thai health official.

The junta-appointed legislature accepted the Public Health Ministry’s proposal last month and gave it the green light to be implemented nationwide should medical testing of the plant go according to plan.

When implemented, patients who suffer from chemotherapy-induced nausea, epilepsy, or multiple sclerosis are most likely to qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions.

Since declaring the drug war a lost cause two years ago, the Justice Ministry continues to contemplate alternatives to combatting drug use and distribution, from decriminalizing certain drugs and changing penalties to considering full-on legalization of substances such as Kratom.

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