Chris DeWildt

December 27, 2018 2 min read
December 27, 2018
2 min read

Thailand Leads the Way for Medical Cannabis in Asia

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In this short article, Growers Network discusses legal medical Cannabis in Thailand.

Hello! It’s time to break out the (medical) Thai stick as around the globe, the anti-Cannabis dominoes continue to fall.

Thailand’s government voted to legalize medical Cannabis this month. The law was passed unanimously by the country’s National Legislative Assembly in a 166-0 vote, but it’s not quite a done deal. Monarch King Maha Vajiralongkorn must give final approval of the new law before Thai patients can begin legally using medical Cannabis. Though recreational use still comes with a hefty penalty (10 years in prison for possession of 10 ounces or less), it’s a major step forward in a region of the world not known for its marijuana tolerance (see map below).

Map Courtesy of Wikipedia

So what do you think? Is this the beginning of a new era of Cannabis tolerance in Asia? Share your thoughts in the survey below or join our forum and start a conversation. See you there!

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About the Author

Chris DeWildt is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and Western Kentucky University. He worked in education and publishing for ten years before joining the team at Growers Network.