In Thailand, Hemp Politics took a step forward last week, although some argue that it’s not enough.
The Thai government has amended its narcotics laws in favour of hemp cultivation. Hemp is now a legal cash crop in six provinces in northern Thailand. It’s a good move, permitting hemp to be grown in these designated areas, but unfortunately hemp continues to be classified as a type 5 narcotic elsewhere in the country.
The law change originates from Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), which supports the production of hemp for its fibres. Hemp farming will be restricted to government affiliated farms, and will be watched over closely by authorities.
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