An officer monitoring marijuana seedling inside a greenhouse in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE

Green economy? Thai party Bhumjaithai campaigns on marijuana as cash crop

  • Politician Anutin likes the California model, where growers are registered and six marijuana plants are permitted per household
  • Marijuana enthusiasts say cannabis farming will take time to develop in Thailand
Topic |   Thailand

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An officer monitoring marijuana seedling inside a greenhouse in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Marijuana growing in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where its medical use has been approved. Advocates for the drug are pushing for its full legalisation and see it becoming a cash crop, possibly for export.

Could fully legal marijuana in Thailand be next after medical marijuana approval? Advocates push home growing

  • With Thai king’s recent decree bringing Asia’s first medical marijuana law into force, advocates for the drug see it becoming a new cash crop for export
  • Full legalisation of marijuana is a manifesto pledge of one of the political parties contesting the country’s upcoming general election
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Marijuana growing in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where its medical use has been approved. Advocates for the drug are pushing for its full legalisation and see it becoming a cash crop, possibly for export.
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