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Thailand rushes law allowing medical use of all class 5 drugs

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Thailand rushes law allowing medical use of all class 5 drugs

By Jintamas Saksornchai, Staff Reporter

 

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A ranger stands amid a large strand of cannabis to be confiscated Oct. 8 in Phetchaburi province.

 

BANGKOK — A stopgap measure to rush legalization of medical marijuana was set aside Friday as lawmakers found a way to complete their broader rewrite of the Narcotics Act in time to get it before the cabinet as soon as next week.

 

Instead of carving out an exception to reclassify cannabis, the interim legislature opted to go back to its original plan of redefining Class 5 drugs to permit medical use. Pending a legal review, they hope to forward it to the interim cabinet by Tuesday.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018/11/09/thailand-rushes-law-allowing-medical-use-of-all-class-5-drugs/

 
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The last line of the article is the most tasty:

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He said Thai traditional medicine practitioners will also be allowed to treat patients with it.

Opium and Weed...

Potential for a new tourist segment?

 

#TAT420 😎

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7 minutes ago, ParadiseLost said:

The last line of the article is the most tasty:

Opium and Weed...

Potential for a new tourist segment?

 

#TAT420 😎

Nothing new.

Had this in the '70s.

Just have to tweak a thing or two.

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All Class 5 drugs – marijuana, opium and kratom

Opium? Well I guess the golden triangle is back on then. Might backfire as the crops will be used as raw material for heroin, weed and kratom are more benign.

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10 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

Opium? Well I guess the golden triangle is back on then. Might backfire as the crops will be used as raw material for heroin, weed and kratom are more benign.

Very curious..this mad rush at the end.

 

Why?

 

And don't give me any bulldust about compassion for those in pain and who may require medically dispensed THC.

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5 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

If they actually enact these changes, one thing that I really hope results in the real world is a change to the current circumstance in Thailand where chronically ill or fatally ill patients under legit medical care often have a difficult time getting doctors to provide medications sufficient/strong enough to alleviate their pain.

 

Such patients in severe, chronic pain don't deserve to lay there suffering, just because the Thai government and medical bureaucracies can't get past their "drug war" mentality to allow the medications that medical patients legitimately need.

 

 

 

That is a curious one and I am not quite sure that they are related.

 

However I think that THC for pain control purposes is an excellent thing..but how,on earth,are they going to supervise it?There does not appear to be any infrastructure..or anything else..

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16 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

Very curious..this mad rush at the end.

 

Why?

 

And don't give me any bulldust about compassion for those in pain and who may require medically dispensed THC.

Because weed smokers dont make good protesters...

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Just now, fforest1 said:

Because weed smokers dont make good protesters...

Sorry..I am not following you.

 

I just find this mad rush somewhat disconcerting even tho I am all for the use of medical THC and believe(generally speaking) in the decriminalizing of drugs and an armistice in the drug war.

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13 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

However I think that THC for pain control purposes is an excellent thing..but how,on earth,are they going to supervise it?There does not appear to be any infrastructure..or anything else..

the one thing you can take to the bank here is that thai enforcement of anything, laws or anything else is something left to ...no one; and doesnt happen

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13 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

That is a curious one and I am not quite sure that they are related.

 

However I think that THC for pain control purposes is an excellent thing..but how,on earth,are they going to supervise it?There does not appear to be any infrastructure..or anything else..

 

My comments weren't related to, or a response to, your prior comments about marijuana and THC.

 

I have no idea WHY the Thai government suddenly seems to be doing what they're doing. But if in fact they do it, it could become a great relief for patients here with chronic pain and fatal diseases, since even in a hospital setting here, powerful pain relief medications can be hard to come by under the current regime.

 

As I know you know and understand, Thailand does a pretty poor job at regulating almost anything and everything. But my interest is, at least in the hospitals, in the future hopefully, doctors will be able to prescribe the appropriate pain medications their patients need and can benefit from, without fearing running afoul of the anti-drug war mentality.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

My comments weren't related to, or a response to, your prior comments about marijuana and THC.

 

I have no idea WHY the Thai government suddenly seems to be doing what they're doing. But if in fact they do it, it could become a great relief for patients here with chronic pain and fatal diseases, since even in a hospital setting here, powerful pain relief medications can be hard to come by under the current regime.

 

That may be true but in my 33 year sojourn in the health industry I saw as much peer regulation as I observed gov't ones.

 

I would hazard a guess that I have seen many more people die in great pain then you have and..self censored..was there when they died.

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