Bangkok, Thailand – To promote the development of medical marijuana products, U.N. member state Thailand has removed low-level cannabis and hemp extracts from its banned narcotic substances list, according to officials. Hemp seed and oil derivatives will be allowed.
Thailand legalized medical marijuana last year.
“The intention is to allow extracts to be used in medicine, cosmetics and food and support hemp as a cash crop,” Tares Krassanairawiwong, Secretary-General of the Food and Drug Administration in Thailand, told reporters.
“So far, only hospitals and research facilities are allowed to apply for licenses to develop medical extracts from cannabis, but businesses see an opportunity,” according to Reuters.
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