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Licenses and Regulatoin
- Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana as of 9th June 2022, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers.
- The public health minister’s plan to distribute 1 million marijuana seedlings, beginning 10th June 2022.
Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana as of 9th June 2022, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers who recall the kick delivered by the legendary Thai Stick variety.
The public health minister’s plan to distribute 1 million marijuana seedlings, beginning 10th June 2022, has added to the impression that Thailand is turning into a weed wonderland.
The decision by the Food and Drug Administration to remove all of the plant from the category of narcotic drugs makes Thailand the first nation in Asia to decriminalize marijuana for medical and industrial use. But it is not following the examples of Uruguay and Canada, the only two countries so far that have legalized recreational marijuana on a national basis.
There is no restriction on the consumption of cannabis plant parts, however, cannabis oils and tinctures with over 0.2 % THC are still considered to be illegal. Consumption of these extracts is only reserved for medical use under prescription. Cannabis smoking is legal for personal use in private areas but prohibited in public areas.
There is currently no restrictions on how many plants each individual can cultivate. The specific law regulating cannabis is still pending in Thai parliament as of September 2022. However, the government urges people to register their cannabis plantation on the website or the application "Plookganja" (meaning "Let's grow cannabis") in case that the future cannabis law may require the license.
Thai law essentially excludes all foreign companies as well as foreign majority companies incorporated in Thailand from producing, selling, importing, exporting, and processing cannabis. The move has been viewed as an effort to protect local companies from the onslaught of highly resourceful and modern technology equipped foreign actors, however "imported" strains are widely available.
Thailand's first two full-time clinics dispensing cannabis oil for medical treatment were inaugurated. The move is in line with the government's intentions to promote licensed use of medical marijuana to address various health conditions. These two clinics are an addition to 25 part-time clinics that are operating since the legalization of the drug under the new legislation. If this experience produces promising results, the government is all set to open two more clinics as a part of a planned nationwide network of marijuana clinics. The people who were using illegal expensive medical marijuana from underground suppliers are most likely to benefit from it. In addition, the FDA has approved all hospitals of the Public Health Ministry to prescribe medical cannabis to people with approved medical conditions.
On 8 May 2022, Thailand's health minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced in a Facebook post that the government will distribute one million free cannabis plants to households across the country, starting June 9. The move is said to be a step further into Thailand's plan to use cannabis as a cash crop.
PLANT LAB CO., LTD. acquired full licenses in Thailand which allows us to carred the following business acitivites:
- 1.Import of Seeds
- 2.Cultivation (Plantation License)
- 3.Processing (Manufacturing License)
- 4.Sales (Distribution license, including export)