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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirms it has not withdrawn marijuana from the list of narcotic drugs, Category 5. It has neither been categorized as herb or controlled drug for cancer treatment.
FDA Secretary-General M.D. Boonchai Sombunsuk said marijuana was still in the list of narcotic drugs, Category 5, according to the Narcotics Act, B.E. 2522. The law prohibited the production, sale, import, export and possession of narcotic drugs in the list except that the Minister of Public Health shall authorize it, said the secretary-general.
The FDA had neither approved the use of marijuana nor registered drugs based on marijuana since there was not sufficient research confirming that marijuana could treat cancer, said the FDA chief.
M.D. Boonchai added that there were some countries allowing medical marijuana but the use of the plant to treat diseases was still being researched.