Two years after becoming the first nation to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, Thailand has become the first nation in Southeast Asia to decriminalize the drug. Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul signed a ministerial announcement on February 8, 2022 officially removing cannabis and hemp from category 5 from the country’s list of narcotics. Sebastian Strangio – The Diplomat. 09 de fevereiro de 2022
“Actually, cannabis has many medical benefits, it is not different from other herbs, and we are doing our best for the Thai people to enjoy the medical and economic benefits of it,” said the minister. The removal of cannabis from the Thai list of Category 5 narcotics also includes opium, marks an important step, which “represents a bright light of rationality in Southeast Asia, where most nations have intensely punitive drug regimes that do little or no distinction between marijuana and harder drugs”.
The legalization movement is also seemingly out of character for the reactionary administration of Prayut Chan-o-cha, which came to power in a coup in 2014 and has been anything but liberal, and has been notoriously intolerant of criticism.
Quando a Tailândia começou oficialmente a implementar o programa de cannabis medicinal em 2020, o governo só permitia a venda e prescrição de extratos e óleos. Mas agora, a Associated Press informa que a assinatura de ontem concordou em descriminalizar todas as partes da planta de maconha, como sementes e flores, que agora são legais para consumir. Rachel Abela – Herb. 02.10.2022
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O governo tailandês ainda regulará completamente a produção e venda de cannabis medicinal e não planeja descriminalizar a erva caseira tão cedo.
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