Thailand Advances Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis and Kratom
Thailand just moved a big step closer to legalizing the medicinal use of both cannabis and kratom. After a new initiative won unanimous support, key lawmakers are now working to review and finalize an amendment to the country’s narcotics laws. If the initiative eventually passes into law, Thailand could become the next country to make medical marijuana legal.
Thailand’s New Amendment Proposal
The primary focus of the new initiative is to make it legal for patients to use marijuana and kratom for therapeutic purposes. In order to make this happen, lawmakers will eventually need to pass an amendment to Thailand’s Narcotics Act.
And that’s exactly what a group of 44 members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) want to accomplish. This is the group responsible for the current proposal.
As reported by Thai news sources, the amendment being proposed includes the following changes:
Cannabis and kratom would be allowed in Thailand for medical uses. The Office of the Narcotics Control Board would oversee the establishment of cannabis grow and production sites. Thailand’s public health minister would work with a narcotics control committee to oversee the entire program. The amendment would allow ministries, local administrative agencies, the Red Cross, the Government