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Cannabis Reclassification as Illegal Narcotic in Thailand Moves Forward After Ministry Meeting

On July 5th, 2024, Dr. Surachoke Tangwiwat, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Public Health, publicly revealed after a meeting of the Narcotics Control Board regarding the draft announcement by the Ministry of Public Health, classifying cannabis and hemp as illegal narcotics under the law.

Thai health minister still plans to recriminalise cannabis, says most agree

The majority in the meeting agreed that cannabis has medical and research benefits but opposed its recreational use. A minority expressed concern that overly stringent controls could cause public hardship.

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By Kittisak Phalaharn

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