Marijuana could be legal by year's end (The National Legislative…
Marijuana could be legal by year's end
The National Legislative Assembly
public health committee
to pass proposed amendments to the Narcotics Act to legalise the growing of
for medical research purposes by the end of this year.
Proposed by a group of 44 NLA members
the amendments that
will change the classification of marijuana as well as kratom and allow their use for medical purposes has so far received overwhelming support from the public.
A total of 16,431 people
have responded to an official online survey
of whom supported the proposed amendments
said Somchai Sawaengkan, an NLA member.
NLA president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai
tressed the importance of taking sufficient time to court further public opinion on them and then weigh the advantages and disadvantages.
"In the end, we have to find out how to allow [these narcotics plants] to be used for medical research without adversely affecting society,"
Dr Jet Sirathraanon
chairman of the NLA's public health committee
made the statement after an NLA brainstorming session.
"We will accelerate the deliberation of these amendments so that we can complete them before the end of December. This will be a New Year's gift for all Thais"
Marijuana extracts have been shown in studies by the Public Health Ministry to be effective in treating the symptoms of certain physical conditions including epilepsyand muscle stiffness,
Marijuana extracts have been shown in studies by the Public Health Ministry to be effective in treating the symptoms of certain physical conditions including epilepsyand muscle stiffness