From June 9, Thais will be able to grow 'as many cannabis plants' as they want at home
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul plans to donate one million cannabis plants when cultivation and household use is legalized in June.
Cannabis grown must be of medical grade and used only for medicinal purposes. Official registration is not required to grow weed at home.
Mr. Anutin announced the move on Sunday, in a Facebook post, which also highlighted the distinct benefits of commercial cultivation.
In Thailand, it is currently legal for registered businesses to sell cannabis products containing less than 0,2% THC.
Mr. Anutin explained that people could also operate cannabis-related businesses and businesses under the new rules.
"This will enable people and the government to generate more than 10 billion baht ($28 million) a year in revenue," did he declare.
Now people will be able to showcase their cannabis or hemp related products and thus sell their products nationwide. He added that companies will be able to compete freely in the Thai cannabis market, as there would be no upfront concessions.
Small sellers of cannabis-related products do not need to register with the Food and Drug Administration. Large companies, on the other hand, must still seek clearance from the FDA.
An academic conference on medical cannabis was launched in Bueng Kan for the public of the Mekong provinces. The Ministry of Public Health remember as for him that the cultivation of cannabis at home will only be authorized from June 9
Local cannabis advocates have expressed hope that relaxing cannabis laws could boost economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Thailand has become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize medical cannabis in 2018.