11 July 2024

Thailand’s Medical Service Department has offered advice on how to identify undesirable symptoms which may be caused by cannabis or its extracts.

  1. Symptoms associated with the heart, such as heart palpitations, feeling faint, chest pain, abnormal heart beat, laboured breathing, high or low blood pressure.
  2. Symptoms associated with the nervous system, such as dizziness, incoherent speech, confusion, spasms, hallucinations and unsteadiness.
  3. Symptoms associated with the digestive system, such as nausea, vomiting, stomachache and a dry mouth.
  4. Symptoms associated with the respiratory system, such as coughing and laboured breathing.

Thailand decriminalised cannabis and hemp on June 9, leading to a boom in sales, but the law regulating the use and sales has not yet been passed in parliament, so some regulations have been issued in the meantime to prevent misuse and use by minors under 20 years old.