- Households may form communities to grow marijuana for supplying to public hospitals and state facilities, or for making food and cosmetic products
- While Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise medical marijuana in 2018, its use for recreational purposes is still banned
Thai households can now grow six pots of cannabis each to supplement their income, the nation’s health minister said, as the first country in the region to legalise medical marijuana further eased rules to promote the crop’s commercial use.
Families may form communities to grow marijuana and supply the crop to public hospitals and state facilities, or use the plants to make food and cosmetic products as a fresh revenue source, Thailand’s Deputy Premier and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said in a statement on Friday.
“Marijuana and hemp are both economic crops and it provides a new option for locals to generate revenue,” Anutin said at a marijuana educational expo at Buriram, 400km (250 miles) northeast of Bangkok.