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Ganja remains on narcotics list

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Marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa)

Marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa). Photo: Jennifer Martin.

The Justice Ministry has dismissed rumours on social media that the government was poised to remove marijuana from the narcotics list to allow scientists to synthesise substances from the plant for use in treating drug addicts.

Chanchao Chaiyanukij, permanent secretary for justice, said yesterday there was no draft amendment to the Narcotics Code approved by the cabinet last week that would remove marijuana from the narcotics list.

Read more: Bangkok Post


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