Thailand’s Royal Gazette announces updated list of Narcotic Act, removing parts of cannabis and hemp from narcotic drugs

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The Royal Gazette last night, February 9th, has published the Ministry of Public Health’s announcement of the list of Category 5 drugs in the Narcotic Act, removing parts of cannabis and hemp from narcotic drugs.

The announcement, issued on February 8th, would be effective in 120 days or around June 8th, 2022.

The list includes all of the drugs that remain in Category 5, namely opium, Psilocybin mushrooms, and cannabis extracts containing more than 0.2% of THC. Therefore, it would be official in June that parts of cannabis and hemp that are not their “extracts” can be used legally. TPN notes that this does NOT make recreational use of marijuana, such as smoking it for a narcotic effect, legal.

To read more about our coverage on this change please click RIGHT HERE!!!!



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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.