Thailand: Clinics Begin Dispensing Medical Cannabis Extracts

Bangkok, Thailand: Licensed clinics and pharmacies have begun dispensing cannabis extracts to qualified patients under a newly enacted policy coordinated by the Ministry of Health.

The plants used to create the extracts are produced at six distinct locations throughout the country; production is overseen by the Health Ministry, the Associated Press reports.

Despite Thailand’s new medical marijuana laws, the possession and cultivation of marijuana for non-medical purposes remains strictly criminalized.

Thailand is one of a number of nations, including Brazil and Peru, to recently establish a regulated system for the dispensing of medical cannabis products.