Thai PM promotes use of medicinal cannabis at Unesco event


  • Thailand
  • Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019

BANGKOK (ANN): Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made a case for the use of medicinal cannabis while attending a roadshow event of the Unesco Creative Cities Network on Wednesday (Dec 11).

At the event, which focused on the importance of both traditional locations and smart cities, the Public Health Ministry permanent secretary Sukhum Karnchanapimai promoted the use of medical marijuana.

The prime minister said substances from cannabis needed to be handled carefully and that medical use was aimed at helping people with low income access affordable medicines.

He, however, warned that without supervision by medical professionals, it could be harmful. Prayut later launched the website www.medcannabis.go.th, which provides information about medical marijuana use to the public.

He also set an example by inhaling cannabis oil and applying it on the back of his ear and said that he was going to buy the oil and try it later. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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