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Department of Thai Traditional Medicine confirms that "Thai traditional medical marijuana" has more benefits than harm.

Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine confirmed Thai traditional medical marijuana has more benefits than harm if it is used under the supervision of a specialist and used in accordance with the instructions in the notification of the Ministry of Public Health regarding controlled herbs (marijuana).

Cannabis is a heritage of Thai wisdom. All parts of cannabis including roots, leaves, branches, stems, inflorescences and seeds can be used both as medicine, food, clothing, etc. In Thai traditional medicine, cannabis plants have been used in insomnia. It helps to improve appetite, nourish the body, cure fever, relieve muscle pain, relieve stomachache, cough, etc.

At present, the Department of Thai Traditional Medicine has sifted through the medicinal cannabis recipes based on wisdom, both from national medicine textbooks and traditional healers’ recipes, which have been declared legally available with clear indications. through the research process.

Recently, it has been included in the national herbal medicine list. Also, the government has announced a free cannabis policy for generating income from cannabis plants for “security, wealth and sustainability” by assigning relevant agencies to integrate their work in a systematic way. It was born as a health policy that used cannabis plants for medicinal and research purposes.

In terms of concerns about the illegal use of marijuana, recently, there has been an announcement of the Ministry of Public Health on regulated herbs (marijuana), requiring the use of marijuana in people aged 20 years and over, focusing on medical use for treatment. Children, pregnant women, lactating women, marijuana should not use is under any circumstances. There are restrictions on the prohibition of smoking and drinking in public. in which violators of the notice are subject to legal penalties

There are also recommendations on the use of cannabis in cooking and beverages, prohibiting use in children, pregnant and lactating women.