Districts of six designated provinces — Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan, Tak, Phetchabun and Mae Hong Son.
Hemp or ganjong, classified as a type 5 narcotic, will remain under control in the rest of the country. The decision is based on a proposal by the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) that visualises “industrial hemp” and promotes the use of its fibre.
Only state agencies can apply for registration for hemp farms, which will be highly regulated and closely supervised by the anti-drug body and other agencies.
According to the ONCB, hemp farming will be allowed for five purposes: household use, commercial industry, research, breeding for agriculture and breeding for seeds for some parts of the hemp tree, as stipulated by the law.
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