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When we talk about Marijuana – the first thing that comes to mind is Shamoon Ismail’s song. This time around, we are not talking about this. Instead, we bring you wonderful news – Thailand has become the first country in Asia to legalize Marijuana.
Interestingly, when the Health Minister of Thailand Anutin Charnvirakul announced that the Narcotics Board was dropping Cannabis from the list of controlled drugs, he left the terms for its recreational uses gray. Wow!
This is causing a lot of confusion in Thailand. For instance, the police and lawyers, in the concerned country have been asking their government a very important question, ‘Is Cannabis or Marijuana possession no longer illegal or is it?’
Anutin said last week that the FDA’s delisting “responds to the government’s urgent policy in developing marijuana and hemp for medical and health care benefits, developing technology and creating income for the public.’’
Marijuana has always been considered a drug and while consumption of it is at times harmful to one’s body – there are still a lot of benefits with its recreational uses. There are some diseases such as joint pain and other psychological disorders that can also be cured with the use of Marijuana.
Also, another misconception about Marijuana is that it can only be used when smoking. However, this is wrong. There are a lot of ways through which one can consume marijuana; in the forms of candies (gummy bears), hemp oil can be used in forms of oil, which can then later be diluted in different soluble materials, and capsules.
The best part about this initiative by the government of Thailand is the fact it will also contribute to their economy. For so long, Marijuana has only been used illegally and as such there were no taxes imposed on it.
Now, with this policy, the government will also receive benefits, at the same time controlling the use of marijuana used as a drug. We hope that other governments of the world take this into their consideration, and see if this can be implemented in every country as well.