Thai Government Launches Medical Marijuana Education Site

Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha recently announced the launch of a website aimed at educating Thai people on medical cannabis.

Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis in December 2018.

The government’s medical cannabis site provides visitors with information on where to find medical cannabis clinics, what cannabis medicines are available, and overviews of the health benefits associated with cannabis.

Prayut announced the website launch at an event featuring kids holding fluffy cannabis dolls and a spectacled marijuana leaf mascot.

The prime minister also inhaled a medical cannabis oil and placed some of the oil behind his ear. He also pledged to purchase some himself in the future.

Thailand’s push to liberalize marijuana laws has largely been led by the Bhumjai Thai party, who joined the pro-military party’s ruling coalition after March’s elections.

Bhumjai Thai has made legalizing marijuana a major pillar of their political ambitions.

Just recently, Thailand’s health minister–and the leader of Bhumjai Thai–stated that he intends to change the drug laws in Thailand to allow Thais to grow up to six marijuana plants in their home.

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