The Thai cannabis official has set aside concerns that the newly issued order means that cannabis dispensaries should stop selling without the users obtaining prescriptions.
In other words After several cannabis shops across Bangkok was shut down in a panic Friday following an emergency government order limiting cannabis and hemp sales, Marut Jirasetasiri, director of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, told The Thai cannabis club that shops should continue selling, “with conditions.”
This conditions that were put in place are the same limitations in the draft that was stated in cannabis bill, which is now awaiting motion in parliament:
Conditions are such like;
There is many places now to buy cannabis right now in Bangkok but the places that has fast delivery and many strains in various locations is Thai cannabis club
Note that Lawmakers are yet to pass the bill that was stated on the 9th of June where cannabis was formally removed from the list of dangerous substances. That alone created a legal emptiness thereby leap-frogging Thailand into the country with the world’s most progressive cannabis laws by virtue of having none – not even an age limit.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has already signed the ministerial order enrolling cannabis and hemp as “controlled herbs” under the 1999 Protection and Promotion of Traditional Thai Medicine Wisdom Act. Anyone who violates the order faces punishment of up to a year in prison and a THB20,000 fine.
There is soke confusing parts of this order involves regulations on medical prescription of cannabis. It states that doctors, from modern medicine to traditional Thai, Chinese medicine, and individuals can prescribe cannabis and its extracts to patients. The order says these patients can use and own the prescribed cannabis for not more than 30 days.
Cannabis supporters blamed Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt for spreading fear and misinformation about cannabis deaths.
Right before the regulation came into place, a few dispensaries in Bangkok had imposed their own restrictions.
After the decriminalization of cannabis on June 9, a media misinformation fueled panic especially as the Order came without any age limit thereby making Two youngsters – aged 16 and 17 – to reportedly in-cure hospital treatment for “cannabis overdose.” However Gov. Chadchart prematurely pinned a man’s cardiac arrest on “cannabis overdose, despite ample evidence cannabis overconsumption is not deadly.
The Cannabis Act passed its first reading in the parliament on June 8, but is still awaiting final amendments and another vote.
While waiting for the Cannabis Act to come into effect – it won’t be promulgated until months after its passage.
Responding to concern about its impact on youth, Education Minister said the ministry would issue an order making all public schools “cannabis-free zones.” The order contains a set of common-sense policies and were supported by Gov. Chadchart, who said the need to educate the students on cannabis is great and urgent.
Published: 11 June 2022