The Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has opened a medical marijuana clinic at its headquarters in Bangkok as it seeks to expand the herb-based industry.
According to NAN; the Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul, said on Monday 6th January, 2020, that the clinic will supply patients with cannabis-based medicine that can be used to alleviate conditions such as migraines, insomnia, muscle and joint aches, numbness and loss of appetite.
Anutin said Thailand already had 25 other clinics and 86 hospitals with a supply of cannabis-based medicine, adding that hospitals have requested that pot-based medication be made available in every province within the year.
According to the minister, Thailand’s parliament approved a law to allow for the use of medicinal marijuana as at December 2018.
An amendment that seeks to legalise the growing of six marijuana plants per household is currently under review by the Thailand’s parliament.
Anutin, a leading proponent of medical marijuana in Thailand, was elected as a lawmaker in an election in the month of March 2019 after running on a platform that strongly supports its legalisation.
He added that he is fully in support of using marijuana to cure diseases but not in support of its recreational use.