Cannabis Around the World

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But in the privacy of one’s home, cannabis is (at least) now de facto legal in Thailand. The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is cultivating cannabis and making tincture, which, in turn, is supplied to hospitals and clinics. THAILAND Thailand is aggressively trying to position itself as the clear leader in Asia’s still emerging cannabis industry. Thailand adopted a medical marijuana program in 2018 and approved commercial cultivation in 2020. But now a market correction is causing a roll-back of Big Bud’s ambitions—which may be a boon to more eco-friendly boutique cannabis.

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The cannabis industry is globalizing fast, which means changes for mainstays of commercial production in Europe and North America, and new players coming online from Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Central America. Here’s a roll call of a few entries from these increasingly cannafriendly international destinations.

THAILAND

Thailand is aggressively trying to position itself as the clear leader in Asia’s still emerging cannabis industry. The country’s health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, announced in May 2022—a month before a regulatory change took effect...

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