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The Public Health Ministry will ask the cabinet next Tuesday to approve a draft bill which allows marijuana use for medical purposes as authorities demand measures to prevent possible abuse in the wake of its enactment.

The bill has been drafted by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) which agreed to separate the cannabis issue from its ongoing process of pondering the more complicated and time-consuming narcotics bill, which is scheduled to finish next February.

This will make it easier to look into the proposal to ease restrictions on marijuana for medical sake because “there are not many sections in the marijuana bill”, Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong said on Tuesday.

The Public Health Ministry has been assigned to scrutinise the marijuana bill before forwarding it to the…

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