An announcement from Thailand’s Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) put Hemp in the News.
The ONCB announced there will be research conducted to reduce the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis. THC is the psychoactive component found in cannabis plants. The purpose of the research is to hinder people’s desire to use marijuana.
Sirinya Sitdhichai, the secretary-general of the ONCB, said steps are being taken by the Public Health Ministry to begin lowering THC levels in hemp to less than 0.5%.
The team of researchers include the ministry’s Food and Drug Administration, the Highland Research and Development Institute and the Royal Project Foundation.
The ministry recently gave a green light to hemp farms in six provinces. The species of hemp grown must have a THC content of under 1%. Hemp farmers could face legal action if their plants contain more than the legal 1% amount.
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