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Relaxation of Cannabis Regulation: A New Hope for Alternative Medicine

NO&T Thailand Legal Update

Yothin Intaraprasong, Nopparak Yangiam, Kwanchanok Jantakram (Co-author)
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
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NO&T Thailand Legal Update No.5 (September, 2020)
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In recent years, medical benefits from cannabis, ranging from pain relief, alleviation of Parkinson’s disease symptom, to a cure for cancer, have been widely reported in various scientific studies. Although the debate between the medical aspect of cannabis and the risk from addiction is still an on-going issue, many countries have started to recognize cannabis as one of the alternative medicines by way of legalization of cannabis. Thailand is among those countries and has become the first country in Asia to revise its regulation to allow the use of cannabis for medical treatment.

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