PHUKET: The Phuket Public Health Office held a workshop yesterday (Sept 10) to raise awareness among people in Phuket looking to grow marijauana for medical and research purposes.
Joining the workshop, held at Phuket Rajabhat University, were Phuket Vice Governor Phichet Panaphong, PPHO Chief Dr Thanit Sermkaew and University President Asst Prof Dr Hiran Prasarnkan.
The workshop focussed on marijauna cultivation and processing for medical use and research purposes.
PPHO Chief Dr Thanit made it very clear that a permit from the Ministry of Health was required in order to legally grow marijuana for such purposes.
He did not explain whether such permits were already available.
Dr Thanit also made it plain that marijuana remains a Category 5 controlled substance under the Narcotics Act (No. 7) B.E. 2562.
“But the Minister of Public Health has issued a policy to allow people safe access to the use of marijuana and medical herbs,” he said.
Hence the workshop explained the law…