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To support and prepare for the use of medical cannabis, with safe access by patients, the Sirindhorn College of Public Health in Phitsanulok has held the 330 Years of Cannabis in Thai Medicine – Phitsanulok City of Herbs event, promoting traditional Thai medicine, especially the use of cannabis as a medicinal drug ingredient.
The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM) Director General, Marut Jirasrattasiri presided over the opening ceremony of “330 Years of Cannabis in Thai Medicine – Phitsanulok City of Herbs” event held by the Sirindhorn College of Public Health in Phitsanulok.
The event is being held to promote villagers’ occupations and provide assistance to Thai traditional medical practitioners training people in Phitsanulok, Uttaradit, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, and Tak. It features seminars on medical cannabis usage in Thai traditional medicine by a panel of experts, along with exchanges of experience in patient care, the demonstration of traditional medicine making using 16 recipes containing cannabis, and training on the proper use of cannabis in patients and the general public.
An exhibition on cannabis cultivation and manufacturing, and a simulation of a cannabis clinic and Thai medicine diagnosis and treatment are also featured in this event. Interested persons can attend the event from today until 23 June at Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Wang Thong district, Phitsanulok.