“The freedom for medical usage starts from this point onwards,” Anutin told reporters on Wednesday. Anutin was elected to the House in March while leading a political party that ran on the flagship policy of legalising medical marijuana.
The bottles will be distributed to 12 hospitals and administered to qualified patients including those who are part of a research program and those undergoing chemotherapy.
The ministry expects to receive 2000 more bottles by the end of the month, and Anutin said he wants the Thai people to have access to 1 million bottles of the extract within five to six months.
Thailand’s legislature agreed to amend the country’s drug law last year to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana,