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Marijuana gets support from Thailand lawmakers but for medical use


Devdiscourse News Desk bangkok Last Updated at 09-11-2018 15:07:30 IST Thailand
Marijuana gets support from Thailand lawmakers but for medical use
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Thailand's legislature has officially proposed legal amendments that would allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalising what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug.

The National Legislative Assembly on Friday submitted proposed amendments to the health ministry that would put marijuana and the plant kratom, popular locally as a stimulant and painkiller, into a legal category that would allow their licensed possession and distribution under regulated conditions.

The proposed changes would not allow recreational use of the drugs.

The action was taken because of the growing interest in the use of marijuana and its components to treat some medical conditions. Public hearings showed overwhelming support for the measures.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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