The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine is pushing for the use of medical cannabis in traditional Thai medicines, with plans to cultivate the cannabis plant at 150 Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals nationwide.
Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Amporn Benjaponpitak, has declared the department’s use of cannabis with Thai traditional medicine in the 2020 fiscal year a success.
Dr Amporn said the Public Health Ministry had included medical cannabis in its service plan for the 2020 fiscal year.
This was in line with the government’s policy to make further use of local wisdom and knowledge to develop innovative processed agricultural products.
It is also the government’s policy to promote research and development on medical cannabis to add economic value to the plant, said Dr Amporn.
For the 2021 fiscal year, the department will focus on developing…