Category Archives: Thailand

In unusual move, Thailand to revoke foreign patent requests on marijuana

Thailand’s military government ordered the Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) to revoke within three months foreign companies’ patent applications that include cannabis. The move is unusual, according to one analyst, but would be concerning only if other countries follow Thailand’s lead. Concerns have persisted for months that international companies could use patents to squeeze out […]

Thailand Becomes First Southeast Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize cannabis for medical use on Tuesday. The Thai National Assembly unanimously passed the measure after amendments were first brought to the Health Ministry in November. The new legislation makes it legal to produce, import, export, and possess cannabis for medicinal purposes. Patients with a qualifying condition […]

Thailand lawmakers approve medical marijuana legalization

Thailand is now poised to become the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize the licensed medical use of marijuana, reports the Associated Press. The country’s military-appointed National Legislative Assembly approved medical cannabis legislation this week with a vote of 166 to 0, with no votes objecting to the motion. There were 13 members who abstained […]

Thailand is Poised to Become the First Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Thailand is poised to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana with a bill pending before the National Legislative Assembly that’s expected to pass soon, according to media reports. Supporters of the legislation were expected to meet on Wednesday with the leader of the country’s military government, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, to discuss fast-tracking […]