November 22, 2017

Marijuana as a Cure for Cancer (Video Interview)

Talking to author of “Marijuana is Medicine that Cures Cancer” Dr. Somyot Kittimunkong

From ThaiLawForum

Marijuana has long been used by cancer patients to help alleviate the painful side effects of chemotherapy. However it has remained a controversial drug due its hallucinogenic properties.

Doctors and scientists around the world are now slowly recognizing the potential use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer with some countries decriminalizing its use for medical purposes and even for recreational ones. In Thailand, marijuana is still illegal and possession of marijuana in Thailand(http://www.chaninatandleeds.com/thailand-drug-offenses.html) is a punishable offence by law. However, many are advocating for its legalization.

Thailawforum talks to Dr. Somyot Kittimunkong, author of “Marijuana is Medicine that Cures Cancer” to get a better insight into how marijuana can be used with regards to cancer and its possible legalization in Thailand.

Thailand to Ease Drug Laws

The Thai government is looking to reduce penalties on meth and marijuana by the end of this year

The penalties on drugs such as meth and marijuana in Thailand will be reduced by the end of this year, reports Khaosodenglish. This will be accomplished by reclassifying the drugs to a category that allows for them to be licensed for medical purposes.

Drugs that are on the list to be reclassified are meth, marijuana, kratom and hemp. The Director of Narcotics Control Board, Sirinya Sitdichai said that marijuana, kratom and hemp will be reclassified within the next several months and meth will be reclassified in December.

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Meth or Ya ba as the locals call it is currently under Category 1 while hemp, kratom and marijuana are under Category 5. Reclassifying the drugs would involve moving the drugs to Category 2 so they will be available for medical use.

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