Thailand's main medical hashish clinic releases 400 bottles of weed oil – firebird-cbdoil
This week, Thailand celebrated the opening of its flagship medical marijuana clinic by handing out hundreds of free bottles of medical cannabis oil.
Doctors at a new cannabis clinic in Nonthaburi, Bangkok, distributed around 400 bottles of medicinal cannabis oil to patients this Monday completely free of charge. The clinic offered four different cannabis oil supplements, all based on traditional Thai medicines and available in concentrations between 5 and 10 ml. These four specialty mixes have been developed to treat various conditions, including chronic pain, nausea, numbness, migraines and insomnia.
Hundreds of patients, mostly elderly, lined up in the clinic to receive their free medicine. Many of these patients received chemotherapy to treat cancer, but patients with cerebral palsy and other diseases also received free medication.
"Marijuana could be an answer," said Dr. Prasert Mongkolsiri, who was present to advise patients in the clinic, on ABC News. whereas cannabis can effectively alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy drugs that many patients have been taking for over a decade.
Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul visited the new facility in the Museum of Public Health and Traditional Thai Medicine on Monday. "This clinic aims to expand the availability of medical cannabis to patients in and around Bangkok," said The Star. "It is open every day except on public holidays instead of only opening on Tuesday like other cannabis clinics."
Patients who want to visit the clinic can make appointments with the practical mobile app “Dr. Ganja in TMM. “However, applicants must provide a detailed medical history. "It is highly recommended that patients personally pick up the drug and show their ID, as doctors reserve the right to withhold medical cannabis from non-patients to help prevent drug problems," said Anutin.
Thailand, like most other countries in Southeast Asia, until recently banned all forms of cannabis. However, in late 2017, Thai lawmakers decided to legalize medical marijuana. The Thai Ministry of Health wasted no time in getting the program going and approved the production of medical cannabis at six different locations across the country. Last August, health officials distributed 10,000 bottles of cannabis oil to hospitals, and Thai researchers even patented their own unique medical jug.
Last month, another medical cannabis clinic was opened at Phra Nangklao Hospital, also in Bangkok. More clinics are expected to open in the near future. Health officials have warned that they will no longer distribute medical marijuana for free, but Health Minister Anutin recently expressed hope that medical marijuana drugs will be included on the National List of Essential Medicines. In this case, these drugs are covered by Thailand's general health program, which enables every citizen to get medical cannabis for one dollar.
Although acceptance of medical marijuana is skyrocketing in the country, the use of recreational activities is strictly prohibited. Having a single joint can keep you in a Thai prison for 10 years.