According to a recently issued Royal Gazette, the Thai government will be permitting hemp in herbal products, food, and cosmetics as of August 27, 2019. Further, hemp extract and cannabis with less than 0.2% THC content will be removed from a list of banned narcotics substances.
Tares Krassanairawiwong, the country’s secretary general of Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration shared with reporters, “The intention is to allow extracts to be used in medicine, cosmetics, and food and support hemp as a cash crop.”
According to Reuters,
“So far, only hospitals and research facilities are allowed to apply for licenses to develop medical extracts from cannabis, but businesses see an opportunity,”