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Thailand Opens First Cannabis Clinic

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Thailand Opens First Cannabis Clinic

Thailand’s first cannabis clinic opened today and was flooded with patients after the country became the first in Asia to legalise the medicinal use of the drug.

Hundreds of locals converged on the government-run facility in Bangkok – which already has a waiting list of more than 2,000 people.

The pilot clinic, based in the Ministry of Public Health, expects to see between 200 to 300 patients daily.

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirankul said today that patients would receive free treatment for the first two weeks. He said: ”We believe this will be successful and can copy the model across the country.”

The Southeast Asian country legalised marijuana for medical use and research in 2017. Then in 2019 it removed cannabis and hemp extracts from its banned drugs list and pushed laws allowing each household to grow up to six plants.

Protectionist measures allow only domestic drugs firms and farmers to supply the country’s network of clinics.

The new clinic will provide medicines made of Marijuana to use specifically for easing the pain. It additionally provides the other herbs and organic plants grown with cannabis extracts.

Health Minister Anutin Charnvirankul said there were already around two dozen smaller non-specialist cannabis centres but they only form part of general hospitals that see patients sporadically.

The clinic he opened today (Jan 6) is the first one that will be the first full-time facility staffed by doctors who are experts in medicinal marijuana, he said.

The minister added: “The result from the trial turned out to be very good and effective so we wanted to extent the success and establish this first clinic.

“We planned to set up the clinics across the country within this year to provide an optional medication to Thai people everywhere.”

Thailand plans to open 77 similar clinics in the future – one in each of its provinces.



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Hitman Hired For 2,500 Baht Arrested For Murder

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Hitman Hired For Just 2,500 Baht Arrested For Murder

A hitman hired to kill a woman has been arrested by police in Phang Nga province in southern Thailand and charged with murder.

The 26-year-old man was paid 2,500 to kill a 38-year-old crab forager from Buriram who allegedly stabbed a man she owed money to who turned to the hitman for revenge.

The body of the deceased was found in a palm oil plantation in the Takuathung on Saturday with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police soon arrested the killer and charged him with murder and firearms offences after he confessed.

A warrant for the arrest of the unnamed man who hired him has been issued.



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Trigger Happy Trucker Pulls A Gun In Road Rage Incident

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Trigger Happy Trucker Pulls A Gun In Road Rage Incident

Pathum Thani police are hunting for a trigger happy trucker who pulled a gun on a man following a minor road incident earlier this week.

The driver of the car told police there had been a minor indecent where he cut in front of the truck as they came off a bridge.

The trucker chased him then pointed the gun out the window as he hurled abuse at the man.

Police took the dashcam footage as evidence and concluded they’d have the gun-totting trucker in for questioning sooner rather than lateer.



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Sept 4 & 7 Approved As Songkran Substitute Holidays

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Songkran Substitute Holidays

Today the cabinet approved September 4 and 7 as substitute Songkran holidays giving us yet another four-day holiday next month.

Friday, Sept 4 and Monday, Sept 7 have now been rubber-stamped as the final two days for the cancelled Thai New Year public holidays.

With the country being shut down for so long due to the Covid-19 situation, many question the government going ahead with yet another 2 days off after months of closures.

And no, there will be no water wars taking place on the streets.



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