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Thailand bets on private medical marijuana to lift economy

Thailand bets on private medical marijuana to lift economy

Thailand’s ailing economy, particularly its tourism and agriculture sectors, is poised to get a boost from new rules that ease the private cultivation and sale of medical marijuana. The Cabinet amended the Narcotics Act on Aug. 4, pending Parliament’s approval, to allow private medical operators — a category including some traditional medicine practitioners and farmers — to grow and trade the crop including for both export and import.

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