After i posted about Malaysia looking into Legalization of Medicinal Cannabis my friend sent me the news about Thailand. This is great news to be honest, but I'm still a bit skeptical that anything will happen for real though.
Nonetheless this is a big step in the right direction for the region and knowing the competitive nature of both countries I feel like the race is now on to see who will be the first!
According to the report, Thailand has given a rough timeline of when they're looking to legalize and it's a (not so) conservative 8 months from now. This is putting the pressure on Malaysia no doubt so it looks like we're going to have a lot to talk about as we move into 2019 (coming sooner that I thought!).
The Narcotics Suppression Bureau has already given 100 kilograms of seized marijuana to the GPO as raw material for their research.
I found this statement quite interesting considering the unknown nature of the source material, I'm curious to see what this research turns up.
“We will have our own marijuana cultivation farm, laboratories and production plants at this new facility so as to ensure the quality of the product and sufficient level of surveillance for preventing any efforts to take marijuana out or other abuses.”
This is a great opportunity for folks like us in the Industry to be able to lend a helping had when it comes to setting up these facilities and in consulting the Govt of Thailand as they move forward with the project.
Read the full article here
Over a year ago, a short series on Netflix, aptly titled "Highland" came out covering the Cannabis awakening that has been going on in the country over the past few years. It's definitely worth a watch if you're interested in the region and want to get involved! I've included the trailer below for you to check out.
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