Authorities in Thailand plan to extend the scope of cannabis use in the country, which has been afflicted by the availability of cheap narcotics. In a recent interview, Anutin Charnvirakul, the country’s Minister of Health, stated that he was advocating for new legislation that would allow licensed marijuana cultivators to use whole plants for commercial and medicinal purposes. Current law opposes this, with licensed growers only being allowed to use the plant’s stalks, stems, leaves, and roots. The partial ban on the plant’s other parts was approved during the country’s legalization process for cannabis as the cannabis plant’s seeds, buds and flowers usually contain high amounts of THC. THC is the main psychoactive component found in the marijuana plant, which induces a high. Anutin stated that by the end of 2022, the use of the entire marijuana plant will be legalized, urging licensed cultivators to produce more plants for supplementary income. Under the new law, every household will also be permitted to grow six plants of marijuana for limited sales to add to their income and also for personal use.

CannabisNewsWire, 12/22/2021 16:20:00

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