Cannabis in Thailand: How far will the green gold rush go?

A draft bill would allow households to grow six cannabis plants for personal consumption for medical use
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Thursday, November 7, 2019

thailand medical cannabis flagThailand made headlines all over the world last December when it became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize cannabis for medical use and research purposes, sparking a race to cash in on what could someday become the country's main cash crop. Full legalization was a core policy of the Bhumjaithai party's campaign in the March 24 election, which helped it win the fifth most seats in Thailand's new parliament. The government has also made the development of the industrial potential of the drug one of its priorities, saying its study and development "should be sped up for the medical industry to create economic opportunity and income for the people."