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Tuesday 25th, December 2018
On Tuesday this week, Thailand has finally legalized the use of cannabis for medical purpose, the first country in Southeast Asia who adopted marijuana laws. Though the type of drug is allowed for medical , the use for pleasure is still banned. One of the lawmakers viewed this move as a New Year's gift for Thai people.
The junta-appointed parliament adopted the law on Narcotic Act of 1979 on Thursday this week. The cannabis used to be allowed for traditional use until 1930s , according to BBC 's news report.
What does this mean when there is an adoption for the use of marijuana in medical.
As long as they have a prescription or any certificate from a doctor, one can access necessary amount of it, Bangkok Post stated. However, there is a big restriction for the sale and the production of the cannabis.
Many Asian countries still consider the marijuana laws such as in Malaysia where there were recent cases of arrests and death sentences for circulating and selling marijuana oil to the sick, leading to a big debate on the medical use of cannabis in Muslim-majority regions.
BBC: Medical cannabis - what the research says
Conclusive or substantial evidence that it helps:
- as treatment for chronic pain in adults
- as treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- for improving patient-reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms
Moderate evidence that it helps:
- improving sleep in individuals with specific conditions including fibromyalgia and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
- Recent studies have found that cannabidiol (CBD - an active ingredient in cannabis) reduced seizures in individuals with rare childhood epilepsy disorders - Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome
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