Thailand further decriminalizes non-recreational cannabis use

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Thailand further decriminalized the cultivation and use of cannabis for non-recreational purposes Thursday as it sought to encourage the production of medicines and foods made with cannabis extracts. Cannabis businesses and farms welcomed the move, which saw the government remove the hemp plant from the country's narcotics list. But some experts also warned that medical use of cannabis without a doctor's supervision could cause harmful effects. While restrictions on production and possession of the plant have been gradually eased since 2019, Thursday's deregulation permits the public to grow c...

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