the New Straits Times reports the country plans to legalise all parts of the cannabis plant next year after it was removed from the new Narcotics code, which was released last Thursday.
From next year, buds and flowers with equal to or less than 0.2% THC and seeds will be legalised, adding to the same status for cannabis stems, roots, leaves and sprigs currently.
Thai households will also be able to grow cannabis without a licence, assuming they have permission from local authorities. Public Health Minister and leader of the Bhumjaithai Party Anutin Charnvirakul has encouraged households to start growing cannabis to make extra money. They may be able to make quite a bit of it given there is no restriction on the number of plants that can be grown.
Another major step recently taken was the signing of an agreement for a new medical cannabis research venture. The International Medical Cannabis Research Center will bring together doctors, researchers and other experts to exchange knowledge and carry out research and product development.