A staff holds a cannabis plant at the Government Pharmaceuticals Organisation (GPO) medicinal marijuana greenhouse outside Chon Buri, south of Bangkok on October 8, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thai police asked to be cautious when dealing with people growing cannabis

The Royal Thai Police has been asked to educate its officers across the country about the new legal status of cannabis and hemp, following the arrests of two elderly women…

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Cannabis to partially come off Thailand’s illegal narcotic list in about 4 months

Public Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul signed a ministerial announcement today (Tuesday) officially removing cannabis and hemp from Category 5 of the country’s list of narcotics, effective 120 days after its…

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Chef Noom prepare a cannabis-infused menu at the event.

Thai Michelin-starred chef’s take on culinary cannabis

Chefs and foodies welcome a return of cannabis to Thai kitchen. It has made an exciting scene for gastronomy. Edibles or cannabis-infused food are of great taste but they are…

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Cannabis, hemp greenlighted to be decriminalised in Thailand, recreational use remains banned

Thailand’s Narcotics Control Board today (Tuesday) endorsed the Ministry of Public Health’s drafted announcement on decriminalising cannabis and hemp, by removing the two plants from Category 5 of the drugs…

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While cannabis is no longer listed as an illicit drug under the Narcotics Code, secondary laws and regulations have yet to be amended to reflect its new status. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Growers get ready: confusion over cannabis legalisation is about to clear

Despite cannabis being removed from the Narcotics Code last year, there is still confusion over its legal status given that growers and users continue being arrested for cannabis offenses. Here’s…

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A step closer to decriminalisation of cannabis and hemp in Thailand

The Narcotics Control Committee agreed today (Thursday) to decriminalise the use of all parts of and extracts from cannabis and hemp in Thailand by removing the plants from the Category…

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House panel to clear confusion over the legal status of cannabis in Thailand

The House Public Health Affairs committee has invited representatives of the Royal Thai Police, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), the Ministry of Public Health and relevant agencies…

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Cannabis-infused food and beverages are in for 2022.

The food, nutrition and wellness trends that are in for 2022

Consumers behaviors have shifted dramatically during the pandemic, triggering new food trends that prompt innovations. And the health, sustainability, food safety, and animal welfare trends are set to be the…

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“Ganja & Thai Traditional Medicine in the City” fair in Bangkok on March 18, 2021. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

2021 – the year cannabis and kratom became legal in Thailand

Cannabis and kratom completed their long journeys to legalization this year, in what was seen as an uncharacteristically liberal move by conservative Thai authorities. Given that alcohol and cigarettes remain…

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MOU signed to establish international medical cannabis research centre in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Public Health signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today (Thursday) with the RxLeaf World Medica Company, to establish an international medical cannabis research centre, with the…

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Thailand approves 218 formulae for cannabis, hemp-based cosmetics

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has approved 218 formulae for cannabis and hemp derived cosmetics, paving the way for their domestic production. Acting Deputy Secretary-General of the TFDA…

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This undated handout photo released by Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital on January 14, 2021 shows a worker examining cannabis plants in a crop being grown in Prachinburi Province, to be used in dishes at the Abhaibhubejhr Spa Cuisine restaurant in Prachinburi, east of the Thai capital Bangkok. (Photo by Handout / Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital / AFP)

Multipurpose marijuana could light up another economic engine for Thailand 

Marijuana could generate up to Bt8 billion for Thailand’s pharmaceutical industry over the next five years, but farmers stand to make little from growing the herb, experts say. Last year,…

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Happy Meals: cannabis-infused cuisine now being served

Prachin Buri’s hospital offers cannabis dishes and snacks to enthusiastic patrons No culinary trend could possibly beat the gastronomical delights of a cannabis menu! Just a read of the menu that…

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DPM Anutin says commercialization of cannabis will come if medical use is a success

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today that commercialization of cannabis for economic benefit would come after the use of medical cannabis has proven to be…

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Medical cannabis researcher defends need to help patients

Well-known medical cannabis researcher Decha Siripat has insisted that he has a moral obligation to distribute cannabis oil to patients for treatment of some illnesses. The president of the Khao…

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