Thailand Might Allow Growing Cannabis For Medical Use In The Near Future
Less than a year after Thailand legalized cannabis for medical use and allowed research on the plant, a lawmaker in the country has proposed a new law that would allow Thai citizens to grow up to six plants for personal use.
A senior lawmaker of the Bhumjaithai Party, the current ruling party, has proposed a draft law that would allow the cultivation of up to six cannabis plants per household.
Current laws in Thailand leave local recreational cannabis users in a tight spot. The possession of cannabis in a public space could lead to a 10-year prison sentence if.
Thailand’s parliament reopens in November, and Reuters noted that a senior Bhumjaithai lawmaker, Supachai Jaisamut, stared the new law could be passed in six months if it can garner enough support.
If passed, this could be a huge win for the Bhumjaithai Party, as one of their campaign promises was to legalize growing cannabis in Thailand.