Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalization of the drug in a region with some of the world’s strictest drug laws.

The junta-appointed parliament in Thailand, a country which until the 1930s had a tradition of using marijuana to relieve pain and fatigue, voted to amend the Narcotic Act of 1979 in an extra parliamentary session handling a rush of bills before the New Year’s holidays.

“This is a New Year’s gift from the National Legislative Assembly to the government and the Thai people,” said Somchai Sawangkarn, chairman of the drafting committee, in a televised parliamentary session.

Click here to read the complete article

Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panarat Thepgumpanat ~ Reuters.com

Recent News Articles

Friday December 21

Pennsylvania made at least $1M on medical marijuana this year. Could recreational bring a lot…

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Through November, the state brought in just over $1 million from the gross receipts tax…

1495 hits

Friday December 21

Cannabis treatment for anxiety? It’s all in the strain - Cannabis News

in Medical News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The study with generalized anxiety disorder patients is one of the first to look closely…

1458 hits

Friday December 21

5 Types Of Marijuana To Help Improve And Enhance Your Workouts - Cannabis News

in Sports

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

When exercising, many people need to clear their mind and focus on the task at…

1377 hits

Friday December 21

Trump officially legalizes industrial hemp - Cannabis News

in Cannabis News

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

President Trump legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp Thursday when he signed a widespread, bipartisan…

2112 hits

Monday December 24

Oklahoma quickly becoming medical marijuana hotbed - Cannabis News

in Law & Crime

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process…

989 hits