Posted: Wed February 05 5:18 PM PST  
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Updated: Wed February 05 5:22 PM PST
Tags: bangkok, thailand, patients

Thailand Opens Hospital With University Grown Ganja Alongside Pharmaceuticals

Parkinson's, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis Treated With Cannabis in Chiang Mai

By: WeedClub Team, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 4:55 PM PT

Thailand is not wasting time administering its cannabis programs for its patients.  Having just opened a fully staffed hybrid cannabis and traditional medicine clinic in Chiang Mai, the government is sourcing 1000's of kilograms of product from the Public Health Ministry's Government Pharmaceutical Organisation. 

The medical staff totals 125 people for the launch, which includes 39 doctors and four Thai medical practitioners.  Many jurisdictions that have regulated medical cannabis have a firewall up between their traditional clinics and dispensaries.  The U.S. is an example of a place with this disconnection in policy between Federal policy and pharmaceuticals.  

By enabling a University to grow for the country's patients and establishing dozens of well-staffed clinics, Thailand has fast-tracked their whole medical cannabis program.  

They went a step further than the U.S. government has when it comes to medical claims surrounding marijuana.  It is not okay to make health claims on marijuana products in the U.S. (other than Epidiolex).  Thailand's Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said, ""At least five groups of illnesses can be cured, or relieved, by marijuana extracts,". 

Entering the fourth phase of its launch of the medical cannabis program, Thailand will open up a total of 37 of these hybrid hospitals.  

Relief for patients depends on safe access to marijuana, and Thailand is running, not walking, to the solution. 


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