Thailand is on the fast track to legalizing medical marijuana, the country's Narcotics Control Board director, Sirinya Sitdhichai, announced this week. 

After decades of extreme drug prohibition, the Thai government is now planning to rewrite their drug laws, allowing medical cannabis to be sold to anyone with a doctor's prescription.

"For medical purposes, they will be able to get the marijuana, but only on a doctor's orders. They can't grow it on their own," Sirinya said to Khao Sod. "This is what we have put in the draft."

The new laws will only legalize medical use of cannabis, not recreational use, but Sirinya said that he wouldn't rule out the possibility of full legalization in the future.

Click here to read the complete article

Chris Moore ~ MerryJane.com via 420Intel.com

Recent News Articles

Monday September 23

Arkansas: $1 million in pot taxes fill state coffers - Cannabis News

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The state of Arkansas surpassed the $1 million mark this week in taxes brought in…

148 hits

Monday September 23

Colorado marijuana companies are subject to federal labor laws despite being illegal, court rules -…

in Law & Crime

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

A U.S. appeals court has ruled workers in Colorado’s marijuana industry are subject to overtime…

213 hits

Monday September 23

How Rock Climbers Can Use Marijuana In Recovery And Training - Cannabis News

in Sports

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Improved sleep, training motivation, and reduced anxiety are just some ways in which marijuana can…

134 hits

Monday September 23

More Illinois suburbs starting to say 'yes' to pot sales - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The towns are part of an evolving scorecard of discussions taking place in the suburbs…

535 hits

Tuesday September 24

Uruguay makes first commercial marijuana export shipment - Cannabis News

in World News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Uruguay has made its first commercial export shipment of marijuana since legalizing the drug in…

279 hits