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Regulations being drafted for growing medical marijuana

By The Nation

 

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THE FOOD and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing draft regulations to support the upcoming launch of medical-marijuana farming.

 

FDA deputy secretary-general Dr Surachoke Tangwiwat revealed yesterday that these regulations would govern key issues regarding approval of cultivation, manufacturing and imports.

 

“For example, we now plan to allow community enterprises to seek permits to grow medical marijuana, too,” he said. 

 

According to him, “closed-system cultivation” for medical marijuana does not mean that cannabis must be grown inside greenhouses only. “It is just that cannabis must be grown inside an area with clear fences and anti-theft systems,” he said.

 

Surachoke explained that those permitted to grow cannabis for medical purposes, for example, should have security guards on duty round the clock so as to prevent cannabis being diverted into the black market. 

 

Marijuana remains an illegal drug in Thailand. However, the country is now on the road to legalise the medical use of marijuana, after taking into account its benefits for patients. Preparations, therefore, are being made. 

 

Surachoke said medical marijuana would apply to traditional Thai medicine, too. 

 

He added that the FDA would be gathering public opinion on the draft regulations. 

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30362245

 
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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Surachoke explained that those permitted to grow cannabis for medical purposes, for example, should have security guards on duty round the clock so as to prevent cannabis being diverted into the black market. 

then it won't be hard to get

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Do we already know names of the selected few who will obtain government licenses? Question arises as there were such endeavours when Thailand started to produce whisky and the like! 

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How about industrial use? Hemp is a great material. Can be used to make anything from textiles (clothes, ropes, furniture...), biodegradable plastics (something Thailand really needs), construction, beer, health food, sunscreen, paper (Thailand loves paper), automotive industry, fuel, protein powder, energy storage, diapers... and so much more.


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I have a verifiable illness and I am in  pain, I just got out of the hospital and I need some now!  Get this system moving!

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15 hours ago, webfact said:

“It is just that cannabis must be grown inside an area with clear fences and anti-theft systems,” he said.

What see thru' fences .? And for sure they'll want anti-theft provisions .. That one's as sure fire as the Pope being a Catholic .. And incorruptible security guards .. which should be a challenge to find over here .. 

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In spite of all the uncertainties at this point, The Thai government agencies are making some good first steps. 

When I first came here ganja was almost as easy to buy as beer.

Those easygoing days - along with the Thai smile - aren't coming back anytime soon.

This time around it will be big business and government combined to milk it for all it's worth.

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