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Thai government to buy dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises

 

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The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is to buy grade-A dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises at 45,000 THB per kilogram.


The Plao-Ploen herbal development center in BuriRam province is the first community enterprise selected by the GPO.

 

Thai law does not permit individuals to cultivate cannabis so, in order to grow cannabis legally, farmers have to form a community enterprise.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thai-government-to-buy-dried-cannabis-flowers-from-community-enterprises/

 

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6 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is to buy grade-A dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises at 45,000 THB per kilogram.

Does this mean it will hit the streets at 65,000 THB per kilo?

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1 minute ago, Airalee said:

Why do they use a fake plant for the picture?

 

Stock photos are used for news articles ALL THE TIME.

 

The university/government light dep facilities here have grown several crop cycles. Maejo University has a large facility.

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, mtls2005 said:

 

Doubtful.

The black market in Thailand for ganja has thrived since the American war in Vietnam, I can't see that changing anytime soon!

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1 minute ago, PatOngo said:

The black market in Thailand for ganja has thrived since the American war in Vietnam, I can't see that changing anytime soon!

 

OK, Awesome.

 

So that supply/demand will continue to be satisfied, I guess, as it has been for 45 years? Brickweed from Nakhon Phanom.

 

The government will keep these growers on a short leash, and by offering a premium price, very little will slip out.

 

But we can re-visit this in a year or so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just now, mtls2005 said:

The government will keep these growers on a short leash, and by offering a premium price, very little will slip out.

Government is offering under 1,000bht/ounce for a product with a retail price of 4000bht/ounce.

Hardly a 'premium price' IMHO.

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10 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Government is offering under 1,000bht/ounce for a product with a retail price of 4000bht/ounce.

Hardly a 'premium price' IMHO.

 

Well, I'll defer to your expertise.

 

One you understand the difference between an agricultural commodity, wholesale and retail.

 

As this is a pilot program, you can be sure that anyone who tries to go around the authorites will be made an example of.

 

 

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Airalee said:

Why do they use a fake plant for the picture?  Were they tired of being called out by the online community for the shwag they were growing when real pics were posted?

Yes,i thought it was looking a bit ropey.

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43 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

 

Stock photos are used for news articles ALL THE TIME.

 

The university/government light dep facilities here have grown several crop cycles. Maejo University has a large facility.

 

 

 

 

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They could have at least used stock photos of real plants

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I thought cannabis flowers were still illegal and those caught in possession will be prosecuted?What the heck is going on with the conflicting information?Did something change while we weren't looking?Can I get permission to grow some fine "grade A" heads?

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17 minutes ago, FarFlungFalang said:

I thought cannabis flowers were still illegal and those caught in possession will be prosecuted?What the heck is going on with the conflicting information?Did something change while we weren't looking?Can I get permission to grow some fine "grade A" heads?

 

Probably not. Doubt you could form or join a "community enterprise"?

 

 

 

Dr. Phon Nanthakan Suwanpitokkul Director of the Provincial Research and Development Institute, said that initially the community enterprise has been selected and has entered into a purchase agreement for the dried cannabis flower bouquet, namely the Community Enterprise, Pla Ploen Herb Development Center for the Community, Buriram Province and there are 3 other enterprises that have been assessed. The sites include the Petch Lanna Organic Group Community Enterprise, Lampang Province, the Rak Chang Group, Wang Nam Khiao Farm Group, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and the Konjac Plantation and Processing Group Community Enterprise, Ban Thung Phaem Organic Farming, Mae Hong Son Province. 

 

 

Sounds like the gov't wants CBD flower...Charlotte's Angel is a great pick, assume these are photos.

 

 

However, the purchase price of dried flowers, grade A, content of CBD greater than 12% (by weight), 45,000 baht per kg, grade B, content of CBD 10–11.9% (by weight), 37,500–43,125 baht per kg, content of CBD 8 -9.9% (by weight) per kilogram, 30,000-35,625 baht, the price may change in the future as specified by the Organization for those interested can register to participate at www.gpo.or.th/ Marijuana Or ask for more details at call center at 1648 e-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Sasikarn Lor Jiropas, president of the community enterprise, the center of the Ha Ploen Herb Development for the Community, Buriram Province, said that now the closed plant system (Indoor) FDA has allowed planting together with the organization. Are ready in all aspects CBD Charlotte's Angel will be planted in March, 90 plants, an area of 50 square meters, and the first inflorescences are expected to be harvested around June, 18 kilograms, and growing area. Closed system (Indoor), an area of 360 square meters, can be planted 840 trees per planting cycle. To increase the amount of output into the production system of the Organization

 

 

https://www.voicetv.co.th/read/a2TSSma6j?fbclid=IwAR3OO1UM5Ykyu_6HQgnGRf_auu6uAYPuBa0RA_9kXSgAXylfnIrXY3mr66g

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17 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

 

Probably not. Doubt you could form or join a "community enterprise"?

 

 

 

Dr. Phon Nanthakan Suwanpitokkul Director of the Provincial Research and Development Institute, said that initially the community enterprise has been selected and has entered into a purchase agreement for the dried cannabis flower bouquet, namely the Community Enterprise, Pla Ploen Herb Development Center for the Community, Buriram Province and there are 3 other enterprises that have been assessed. The sites include the Petch Lanna Organic Group Community Enterprise, Lampang Province, the Rak Chang Group, Wang Nam Khiao Farm Group, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and the Konjac Plantation and Processing Group Community Enterprise, Ban Thung Phaem Organic Farming, Mae Hong Son Province. 

 

 

Sounds like the gov't wants CBD flower...Charlotte's Angel is a great pick, assume these are photos.

 

 

However, the purchase price of dried flowers, grade A, content of CBD greater than 12% (by weight), 45,000 baht per kg, grade B, content of CBD 10–11.9% (by weight), 37,500–43,125 baht per kg, content of CBD 8 -9.9% (by weight) per kilogram, 30,000-35,625 baht, the price may change in the future as specified by the Organization for those interested can register to participate at www.gpo.or.th/ Marijuana Or ask for more details at call center at 1648 e-mail: [email protected]

 

 

Sasikarn Lor Jiropas, president of the community enterprise, the center of the Ha Ploen Herb Development for the Community, Buriram Province, said that now the closed plant system (Indoor) FDA has allowed planting together with the organization. Are ready in all aspects CBD Charlotte's Angel will be planted in March, 90 plants, an area of 50 square meters, and the first inflorescences are expected to be harvested around June, 18 kilograms, and growing area. Closed system (Indoor), an area of 360 square meters, can be planted 840 trees per planting cycle. To increase the amount of output into the production system of the Organization

 

 

https://www.voicetv.co.th/read/a2TSSma6j?fbclid=IwAR3OO1UM5Ykyu_6HQgnGRf_auu6uAYPuBa0RA_9kXSgAXylfnIrXY3mr66g

Sounds a bit like forming a gang!If I form a gang I can get permission to grow some heads but not by myself.So growing ganja is not illegal after all like all the news articles were saying, and we were given misinformation and not fully informed of the facts.The above article suggests that it's a closed system for growing for Anutin's mates and that the farmers who were promised they would be able to grow ganja if they elected Anutin will be left out of the closed system and Anutin will use tax payers money to buy this weed at inflated prices and he will no doubt be rewarded for his investments with taxpayer's money.What a wonderful closed system.

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1 hour ago, FarFlungFalang said:

I thought cannabis flowers were still illegal and those caught in possession will be prosecuted?What the heck is going on with the conflicting information?Did something change while we weren't looking?Can I get permission to grow some fine "grade A" heads?

Are you a Chidchob from Buriram???

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2 hours ago, Airalee said:

They could have at least used stock photos of real plants

Here are some real plant photos taken at MaeJo University 'Ganja Party' this morning.

The plants are looking quite good, and some nice flower growth.

 

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There are alot of cannabis initiatives in Thailand, too many to keep track of, which leads to mass confusion.

 

My summary, hardly comprehensive, but my attempt...

 

Growing, possessing, using, buying, selling cannabis remains illegal. Penalties are harsh.


There are special exemptions: for gov't/uni, co-op, even a few indivdual families.


Any exemptions for use are for medical purposes and are for Thais only. Some foreigners have been able to obtain a piece of paper which may or may not exempt them from arrest and prosecution. TMMV.


Seeds have been legal, no clue why (bird food?), not sure if they remain so.


Cannabis initiatives

 

six plants - small pilot program in Buriram, seedling from gov't, pyschoactive, grow and sell to hospitals/govt/processed into oils. This program is probably not going to get any traction, if I had to guess.


public co-op - four community enterprises so far, requires significant capitalization (millions of baht) and government approval, large scale indoor/light dep/outdoor growers with hundreds of plants. THC and CBD, sell back to gov't for oil.


private enterprise - similar model as co-op, believe some licenses have been issued, haven't seen any PR.


hemp - non pyschoactive THC below 0.4%, agricultural crop used for industrial/cosmetic apps. Not sure who's growing this. Seen one co-op type set-up in a northern indigenous hill tribe.


decorative leaves - for use in those silly menu items. No clue where these come from. Cannot be cooked I guess?

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5 hours ago, PatOngo said:

The black market in Thailand for ganja has thrived since the American war in Vietnam, I can't see that changing anytime soon!

Brick weed from Lao , I’d Disgusting 

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1 hour ago, mtls2005 said:

There are alot of cannabis initiatives in Thailand, too many to keep track of, which leads to mass confusion.

 

My summary, hardly comprehensive, but my attempt...

 

Growing, possessing, using, buying, selling cannabis remains illegal. Penalties are harsh.


There are special exemptions: for gov't/uni, co-op, even a few indivdual families.


Any exemptions for use are for medical purposes and are for Thais only. Some foreigners have been able to obtain a piece of paper which may or may not exempt them from arrest and prosecution. TMMV.


Seeds have been legal, no clue why (bird food?), not sure if they remain so.


Cannabis initiatives

 

six plants - small pilot program in Buriram, seedling from gov't, pyschoactive, grow and sell to hospitals/govt/processed into oils. This program is probably not going to get any traction, if I had to guess.


public co-op - four community enterprises so far, requires significant capitalization (millions of baht) and government approval, large scale indoor/light dep/outdoor growers with hundreds of plants. THC and CBD, sell back to gov't for oil.


private enterprise - similar model as co-op, believe some licenses have been issued, haven't seen any PR.


hemp - non pyschoactive THC below 0.4%, agricultural crop used for industrial/cosmetic apps. Not sure who's growing this. Seen one co-op type set-up in a northern indigenous hill tribe.


decorative leaves - for use in those silly menu items. No clue where these come from. Cannot be cooked I guess?

Anybody can get prescriptions, 200 b , I got mine for Insomnia which they consider Serious Problem , I got my cert near Don Muang Airport , Sawasdee Clinic lovely experience, very compassionate operation , I brought a copy of my Certification and was accepted by Royal Thai Police in Korat and my Probation Dept accepted it , now with all these Ganja restaurants opening up , I would be leery of eating it and testing positive in a pee test 

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4 hours ago, FarFlungFalang said:

One would have to be a bit ropey dopey to smoke it then?Is that why they sometimes call it dope?

Only Alcoholics call it Dope , like it’s a Competition, just because drink is legal doesn’t mean it’s good for you , Ganja is definitely more healthy 

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6 hours ago, PatOngo said:

The black market in Thailand for ganja has thrived since the American war in Vietnam, I can't see that changing anytime soon!

Nancy Reagan ruined it with Dare Program and DEA 

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9 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Thai law does not permit individuals to cultivate cannabis so, in order to grow cannabis legally, farmers have to form a community enterprise.

Remember these quotes from Anutin?

We have high confidence that marijuana will be among the major agricultural products for Thai households."
In the near future, families will be able to plant cannabis trees in their back gardens like any other herb.
<Source: Forbes, Thailand Will Soon Allow Its Citizens To Grow Cannabis At Home To Sell To The Government, Sara Brittany Somerset>

Special select people in special select communities will be allowed to grow highly regulated marijuana for the financial benefit of special select corporations.  That!  Is what all this mumbo-jumbo about taking marijuana off of the cat 5 narcotics list was about. 
All other citizens?  The commoners can go soak their heads collectively.  Just try to grow marijuana and you'll join the ranks of the imprisoned.  This was never about allowing common Thais to benefit from the global trade in legal marijuana.  The commoners will always be excluded from any benefit in this commodity.

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3 hours ago, Ireland32 said:

Nancy Reagan ruined it with Dare Program and DEA 

She was a crazy president while old Ronnie dithered in the background with dementia!

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