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Can Foreigners Get CBD or THC at a Thai Clinic?

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UPDATE: July 22, 2020 Cannabis Activist and CEO of Elevated Estate, Kitty Chopaka, reached out to the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) who has been able to confirm that properly licensed private clinics are now authorized to offer cannabis prescriptions (See her YouTube podcast video below). While there are still some questions about how … Read more

History of Marijuana in Thailand

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While most discussion of cannabis in Thailand is focused on the recent legal changes, the history of marijuana in Thailand goes back much farther. Researchers believe that hemp may have been one of the first plants to be regularly cultivated by early civilizations. There is evidence indicating that cannabis may have been cultivated in Japan … Read more

Misleading Cannabis News in Thailand

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One of the things we quickly discovered in researching the cannabis laws in Thailand is that there was a lot of misleading cannabis news floating around. First off, before we even get started, we want to acknowledge the fact that we are not legal experts, nor are we experts in the Thai legislative process. But … Read more

Ganja: Why Thais Call Marijuana Ganja

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While it might seem natural to think that Thais are using the slang term “ganja” (กัญชา) as a borrowed word from Jamaica or the Rastafarian religion, the word actually has it’s origins in the ancient language of Sanskrit, which is one of the languages that influenced the Thai language. The Sanskrit language is often referred … Read more