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Prayut puts medical marijuana farm on hold

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Marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa)

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


Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has put a brake on an idea to build the first legal cannabis plantation in Thailand, saying more study is needed.

The premier responded to a move by farmers’ association chairman Prapat Panyachartraksa, who told the media this week that authorities had agreed to build a 5,000-rai (800-hectare) facility in Sakon Nakhon province to grow the cannabis for medical purposes.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation


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