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Thailand Public Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul signed a ministerial announcement, officially modified Category 5 of the country’s list of narcotics. Cannabis and hemp have been removed from the list.
However, extracts of cannabis that contain more THC than 0.2% by weight, will still be on the list.
According to Anutin Charnvirakul, this is an important milestone for the cannabis industry in Thailand. However, the health minister did not specify whether marijuana could be used for entertainment use.
This regulation change is more about to promote using of cannabis in medical treatment and letting Thai people grow cannabis legally for medical purposes or for commercialization like other herbs.
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