The Public Health Minister has removed five traditional Thai remedies using cannabis from a list of illegal medications.
Supattra Boonserm, deputy secretary-general of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said on Tuesday that Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has issued a new regulation allowing the remedies containing cannabis leaves and branches to be used for treatments and research.
The five remedies are used to treat insomnia, exhaustion, muscular tension, haemorrhoids, skin diseases and mental illness.
People could seek permission to produce the cannabis-based remedies from the FDA as of yesterday. More information on the new rules can be obtained from its one stop service center or by phoning 0-2821-5509. The cannabis must be grown by an approved source.
The insomnia remedy, which also enhances appetite, will…