Thailand to build first legal weed farm

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Thailand to build first legal weed farm

Post by buksida » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:28 pm

Marijuana decriminalization activists Tuesday hailed news that cannabis will be grown legally for the first time in Thailand, possibly in the northeast.

Rattapon Sanrak, founder of a group that advocates for cannabis legalization, said that although reported plans to build a plantation in Sakon Nakhon province aren’t a done deal, officials have taken positive steps by going ahead with the project.

“I think it will certainly help build a positive image,” said Rattapon, who heads a group called Highland. “Apart from image, it will help the patients. And if they can distribute it to farmers, instead of letting several corporations have a monopoly, it will also help farmers to have more revenue.”

Word of a possible construction of a 5,000 rai (800 hectare) facility comes months after drug authorities confirmed plans to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, though health officials said Tuesday that they were yet to be informed about it. No time frame was given for the plantation to open.

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Re: Thailand to build first legal weed farm

Post by handdrummer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:33 am

Ain't gonna happen. Does anyone really think that the military mindset will allow this. Does anyone really think that the po0lice will give up their source of illicit revenue?

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