The Tobacco Authority of Thailand (TAT) can apply for a licence to grow cannabis but it will not cover any kind of commercial use, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The stand comes after the government legalised the use of cannabis for medical and research purposes. On Saturday, the TAT (formerly the Thai Tobacco Monopoly) reportedly proposed to contract farmers that they grow cannabis and hemp for commercial use to make up for a revenue shortfall due to an expected hike in excise tax which will double the retail prices of cigarettes. More expensive cigarettes are predicted to dampen… 

 

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