Skip to content

6th January 2020

Thailand’s Prime Minister promotes medical cannabis

Prayut Chan-o-cha encouraged the use of medical cannabis at UNESCO event and even used it himself

During the latest UNESCO Creative Cities Network event, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took the spotlight to promote medical cannabis as a new possibility. He also launched the website, were the public can easily find information about it.

To prove Thailand’s involvement with the plant and its multiple therapeutic applications, he went the extra mile and made use of some cannabis oil. After inhaling it, he applied it on the back of his ear. Not only that, but he also stated that he was going to buy some of that product later on.
He mentioned that these kind of substances need to be handled carefully and that they should be affordable so those who have a low income can also afford these treatments.
At that same event, Sukhum Karnchanapimai, the Public Health Ministry permanent secretary, encouraged too the use of medical marijuana, but only if supervised by professionals, as otherwise it could be harmful for the users.
One of the objectives of the Southeast Asian country ever since the new Government came into power has been to develop the medical cannabis industry. “The study and technological development of marijuana, hemp, and other medicinal herbs should be sped up for the medical industry to create economic opportunity and income for the people”, stated a policy document released by the Thai Government.
About Medical Cannabiz World:
In November 2019, Medical Cannabiz World opened its doors to the medicinal cannabis industry, supported by the Maltese government’s commitment to legislation for this high growth sector.  Medical Cannabiz World summit 2020 will focus on the Malta medical cannabis industry as well as global opportunities in the sector, attracting investors, medical researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurs looking to forge exciting new opportunities.