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Health Minister allegedly duped by bureaucrats into delisting hemp as Category 5 drug

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Health Minister allegedly duped by bureaucrats into delisting hemp as Category 5 drug | Samui Times

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul appears to have been duped by some bureaucrats who managed to persuade him to approve a ministerial announcement delisting hemp, hemp extracts and hemp seed from the Category 5 narcotic drug list, making it possible for the substances to be used in food, cosmetics and medicines.

Health Minister allegedly duped by bureaucrats into delisting hemp as Category 5 drug | News by Samui Times

Thailand’s famous “song for life” rocker Add Carabao said in his Facebook post on Sunday that he and civic groups, which have been campaigning for the legalization of medical cannabis, were puzzled and worried by the ministerial announcement.

Under the announcement, hemp extracts, such as pure CBD, products mixed with CBD and less than 0.2 percent of THC, can be used in the production of modern and traditional medicines, while hemp seed, hemp seed oil and hemp seed extracts can be used in the food and cosmetic industries.

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/health-minister-allegedly-duped-by-bureaucrats-into-delisting-hemp-as-category-5-drug/

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