Thailand serves cannabis-based cuisine to its patients
Hospital restaurant in Thailand begins serving cannabis-infused food from home deletion from the list of narcotics. The hospital touted the cultural heritage and health benefits of cooking with cannabis. From spicy "happy" salads to soups sprinkled with cannabis sprouts and fried marijuana leaves. A restaurant at a Thai hospital has rolled out an inspired menu that draws curious customers to sample its euphoric offerings. 'Chuckling Bread' and 'Happy Dancing Salad' are not typical dishes on a Thai menu, but one restaurant is hoping its cannabis-infused cuisine may attract foreign tourists and break down the taboo of the leaf recently. legalized.
The restaurant at Chao Phya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri began serving its own happy meals this month, after Thailand removed cannabis from the list of narcotics, allowing companies licensed by the state to cultivate it. plant.
“The cannabis leaves, when put in food or even in small amounts… it will help the patient to recover from the disease more quickly,” said Pakakrong Kwankao, the project manager at the hospital.https://www.reuters.com/article/thailand-cannabis/thailand-serves-up-cannabis-cuisine-to-happy-customers-idINL4N2JQ2WM
The cannabis leaf can improve appetite and make people sleep well, and also be in a good mood.
The hospital is known as a pioneer in Thailand for studying marijuana and its ability to relieve pain and fatigue. In 2017, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis, and has since opened numerous medical marijuana clinics.
The restaurant features cheerful pork soup, fried bread topped with pork and a marijuana leaf, and a crispy weed leaf salad served with ground pork and chopped vegetables.
“I've never used cannabis before, it feels weird but it's delicious,” said diner Ketsirin Boonsiri, adding that it was “quite strange”.
Nattanon Naranan said the cannabis leaves taste similar to everyday vegetables, but the side effects are very different.
“It gives me a dry throat and I crave sweets,” she said.
Thailand's Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Vilawan said the next step is to bring famous Thai dishes to reach an international audience.
“We plan to add cannabis to already well-known Thai dishes, like green curry soup, to further boost the popularity of these dishes,” Kanokwan said.https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2021/01/657873/thai-hospital-rolls-out-marijuana-laced-menu