On Tuesday, Thailand’s cabinet approved amendments to its narcotics act to allow private production and sale of marijuana for medical use, according to officials. Thailand became the very first Southeast Asian nation to legalize marijuana back in 2017 for medical use and research. However, only the government could grow plants. Deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul told reporters after a cabinet meeting the proposed amendments would also allow patients, businesses, and medical professionals to produce, export, import and sell the leaf. Additionally, manufacturers of medicinal products would be allowed to produce and export their cannabis and compete in the global industry.

– Reuters Editorial, Business & Financial News, U.S & International Breaking News | 08/04/2020 6:54:55 AM

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