Thailand's interim parliament voted to approve marijuana for medical use and research, one of the senators who worked on the bill told CNN on Tuesday. In a 166 to 0 vote, the National Legislative Assembly approved regulations that would let citizens use cannabis under medical supervision, and is expected to be implemented next year.
Purveyors, producers and researchers will need licenses to handle the drugs, while end-users will need prescriptions. Canada and Columbia have legalised the drug for medical and recreational use.
The move positions Thailand as the first Southeast Asian country to legalize cannabis use, which is significant, as the region maintains some of the harshest drug laws in the world.
Besides cannabis, kratom or known as ketum in Malaysia has also been given the green light for medical usage.
As for India, under Section 20 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) cultivation, possession, use, sale/purchase, import/export, transportation and warehousing of cannabis.
Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana As New Year’s ‘Gift’
In the United Kingdom, the government approved medical marijuana earlier this year and became available on 1 November to patients with a prescription. Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia can inflict the death penalty to marijuana traffickers.
"We're going to demand that the government revoke all these requests before the law takes effect", Panthep Puapongpan, dean of the Rangsit Institute of Integrative Medicine and Anti-Aging, was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
Do you think more countries should legalize medical marijuana? He added that the amendedlegislation will allow for more opportunities to help patients suffering from chronic illness.
Pip Holmes, 45, from Cornwall, is facing up to 15 years in an Indonesian prison after being caught with cannabis oil which he says he needed for medical reasons.
As Instagram went horizontal for brief moments, netizens lost their mind and it sparked a series of jokes and memes on Twitter . In October 2018, TechCrunch reported on screenshots being posted showing some users experiencing the change.
Australia's parade of troubled lefthand batsmen continued, with the nervous Shaun Marsh joining Usman Khawaja in the middle. To India's credit, they never relented the bowling pressure and executed their plans to near perfection.
Cape Town - The festive season brought Eddie Murphy and all 10 of his children together for one epic family photo. The "Coming to America" star's eldest daughter, Bria , 29, posted the photo on her Instagram on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, the authorities in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district temporarily suspended rescue operations. Rescue divers could enter the mine once the water level recedes to about 40 feet, Nongtynger said.
The Duchess of Sussex spoke to a fan prior to Christmas Day church services in Sandringham and said she's nearing her due date. Meghan and Harry tied the knot in May this year, and announced they were expecting their first child together in October .
He didn't meet any of the Iraqi leadership but invited Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the White House in the New Year. The captain presented the banner to Trump, who autographed it. "GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.!" the president tweeted .
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted the subway system has power, but there were delays on the local Queens 7 line. The airport is cautioning passengers to check with their carriers, as "may flights are departing, some are not".
Portal Knights is an action-RPG in which players can explore alone or with up to three friends in online co-op. The content will remain available for the user for as long as they continue to pay for the subscription.
To overcome this, firms had adopted a marketplace model, where other sellers could sell products on their platforms. Cloudtail India, Appario Retail, RetailNet, and Omnitech Retail are few of the biggest sellers in India.
Investors have been unnerved by the potential for weaker economic growth and a partial U.S. federal government shutdown . The recovery in oil prices also bodes well for the Toronto Stock Exchange, which resumes trading on Thursday.
After the reshuffle, Prince Mohammed is set to maintain his political and security posts, including that of defense minster. He was briefly detained in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton, alongside dozens of other prominent Saudi royals and businessmen.
Sears at Gateway Mall one of 80 stores closing nationwide
The company plans to shutter 80 stores beginning in late March and liquidation sales could begin in two weeks, the company said. Lambert's efforts to save Sears began with the with the addition of Kmart, which ESL purchased out of bankruptcy in 2002.
Florida’s Minimum Wage Going Up In The New Year
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Amazon announces record sales for holiday season in 2018
Customers worldwide ordered more items than ever from Amazon this holiday season, the company announced Wednesday. If Amazon's Echo speaker was one of its best sellers, it appears to also have been a victim of its own success.
White House mulls order that could bar Huawei, ZTE purchases
In fact, Huawei's vice president for sales of Huawei Tech USA, is on the board of directors of the Rural Wireless Association. Meanwhile, ZTE and Huawei already have plenty of equipment installed through our country, most notably in rural regions.
IPhone XR made up 32% of iPhone sales in its first month
In November, this just-launched model made up 30 percent of Apple's USA sales, slightly higher than the iPhone X in Nov. 2017. There's a catch, though, as it requires a trade-in of an iPhone 7 Plus device launched two years ago.