The Issues with Thailand’s Legal Cannabis

In February 2019, Thailand became one of the first countries in Asia to legalize medical cannabis to treat epilepsy, nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis and neuropathic pain.

‘Ganja’ or weed clinics at public hospitals give consultations to patients and prescribe either cannabis oil or Thai traditional medicine incorporating cannabis free of charge for patients.

But some patients in need of cannabis medication still turn away from this legal channel, and go underground for stronger doses to treat their condition.

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