What is Required To Grow Cannabis in Thailand Legally Beginning June 9, 2022?
Thailand News: Beginning June 9, residents will be able to grow cannabis in Thailand in their own homes. However, if you do not read the fine print, you may still be in legal trouble. The fine print, as usual, is perplexing especially when people want to access it.
To summarize, don’t start growing high-quality marijuana and smoking it in Thailand yet anyway.
- Condition #1: The plants must be “medical-grade weed” that is only used for medicinal purposes. It is illegal to cultivate marijuana for recreational purposes.
- Condition #2: You must first notify the authorities. People will not need to officially register to grow weeds at home, particularly in Thailand 6 plants. According to Anutin, they should notify the authorities so that Thailand can meet the requirements of international laws.
There are currently no reliable details about how one confirms their medical weed will be used for medical purposes, and those bringing edibles to Thailand or which officials must be notified and just how. Ideally, Anutin will be able to discern these points before June 9.
The health minister reassured everyone at Anutin’s latest medical marijuana conference at Sisaket Rajabhat University that marijuana was removed from the list of illegal narcotics in February and that the 120-day waiting period following the scrapping will end on June 9.
According to reports, approximately 100,000 Thai patients are currently getting marijuana-based prescribed to treat their ailments.
Thailand will distribute to households 1 million free marijuana plants to start growing weed legally
Thailand’s generous Public Health Minister says he will give away a million free cannabis plants starting next quarter. Anutin Charnvirakul’s kind gesture commemorates June 9, when people will be lawfully allowed to grow marijuana plants in their homes.
It must, however, be medical cannabis plants and can only be used for medicinal purposes. According to a report in Nation Thailand, no official registration is required to grow the plant at home.
Anutin took to Facebook yesterday to confirm his 1 million plant giveaway. He also stated that Thai companies authorized to do so are permitted to sell cannabis products containing less than 0.2 percent tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the component of the plant that causes intoxication. People according to relaxed rules can also manage activities related to the sale of cannabis.
This will allow citizens to earn more than ten billion baht annually from hemp and grass. Small sellers of cannabis products, according to Anutin, are not required to register with Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration, whereas larger businesses must acquire FDA authorization.
As shown in a report in the Nation Thailand, advocates of the relaxed law hope it will help the industry can benefit from the pandemic. Thailand became the first country to legalize medical marijuana in Southeast Asia.
Registering through the Plook Ganja app is the new requirement to grow cannabis in Thailand
According to its deputy secretary-general, Within Sariddeechaikool, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing a phone app and a website for people to register if they want to cultivate hemp plants and cannabis, which are being removed from the category 5 narcotics list.
Last June 9, the only requirement for legally growing marijuana and hemp plants at home in Thailand will be to download the “Plook Ganja” mobile application. The government announced that all components of cannabis and hemp plants will be delisted as narcotics as of June 9, except for extracts containing more than 0.2 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which remain unauthorized category 5 drugs.
The Thai government allows cannabis farmers to use plant parts in cooking, such as heating the leaves for Tom Yam soup, or for “therapeutic reasons.” However, rolling and smoking high-quality THC marijuana flowers is still strictly prohibited in Thailand.
Cannabis and hemp cultivation registration allows authorities to know how much and where it is grown. The websites could also be used as a resource for businesses looking for raw materials to make cannabis and hemp-based products.
According to Dr. Withid, the FDA has trained lawmakers in the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s board of health and provincial administrative community organizations to explain how to register their cannabis and hemp cultivation through the app or website.
Unless your plant is female, she may produce “buds,” which are the THC-rich flowers of marijuana plants. According to Thai law, you will not be prosecuted if your plant produces buds, but you will be prosecuted if you smoke the flowers or extract them into a product containing more than 0.2 percent THC. ‘Plook Ganja’ is not yet available on the App Store as of May 20.
Thailand Travel restrictions for those who want to travel with cannabis or derivatives
So, according to Dr. Withit Saritsadeechaikul, director-general of the Food and Drug Administration of Thailand, anyone wishing to import cannabis and hemp seeds, leaves, or branches from other countries can do so but must apply for permission under the Plants Act 1975 and the Plant Quarantine Act 1964.
If you have a question about growing marijuana at home in Thailand, or for any clarification, you can call 025907767 or 025907793 or contact your provincial public health office.