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Making green: how weed could push Thailand’s economy to new highs

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Making green: how weed could push Thailand’s economy to new highs

By: Janelle Retka

 

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An indoor medicinal cannabis grow room

 

Last month, Thailand’s cabinet pushed through a draft law that, if passed, will legalise the use of cannabis for medical and research purposes, making it the first country in Asia to cash in on the plant’s burgeoning medical industry. If the law passes, what could this mean for the country’s economy?

 

Jim Plamondon has a vision for a legal cannabis industry in Thailand. He thinks the plant will be legalised there for both medical and recreational use in a few years. He sees small farmers’ salaries being quadrupled. Small farmers could band together to form collective fields in which uniform varieties of cannabis are produced using large-scale agricultural equipment. He sees a range of products that could be developed, and said his company is in talks with Red Bull to produce an infused energy drink. He’s already thinking about merchandising, from vaporiser pens to bongs, plus dedicated Thai research into the plant and an expansion of the country’s already-strong medical tourism to include medical marijuana.

 

But most importantly, he sees a big market for exports.

 

“The goal is to dominate the global industry,” said Plamondon, vice president of marketing for the Thai Cannabis Corporation (TCC). For a decade, TCC has functioned as a think tank, conducting research on the potential medical and economic benefits of cannabis – currently an illegal substance in the country, punishable by a fine or up to five years in prison for possession of even small amounts.

 

Full story: http://sea-globe.com/how-weed-could-push-thailands-economy-to-new-highs/

 

SOUTHEAST ASIA Globe: 2018-12-08

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Jim is the reason that the legislation is getting delayed,

they have to get rid of all the farang companies trying to patent everything to profit themselves...yes, Jim has a million ideas on making money and working with Red Bull, he has a whole range of money making ventures, vaporizers, pens, yep he’s got it all covered.....Jim’s about money money money.........Jim somehow has to have his snout removed from the feeding bowl......

its not about patents and farang corporations circling the export trade....thankfully it appears thethais haveother ideas.....and Jim’s corporation of greed is not one of them.

jims goal is to dominate the global industry....

today thailand tomorrow the world...buy Jim’s weed ..... no thanks Jim.

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“The goal is to dominate the global industry,”

 

Thailand, the hub of Ganja!

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6 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Small farmers could band together to form collective fields in which uniform varieties of cannabis are produced using large-scale agricultural equipment.

No " we'll compress and bale the whole plant " cabbage commercial weed then if they are gonna go down that road .. It needs more of a cultured approach with emphasis on quality and choice of strain to entice the discerning 'erm client .. Bit like the wide range of availability that the Dutch do .. 

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And if they do legalize that crap all the poor idiots who are sucked into its use, who know nothing about it's "so called" benefits, will just become more zombie cannon fodder to the money grabbing mill.  

 

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7 minutes ago, scottiejohn said:

And if they do legalize that crap all the poor idiots who are sucked into its use, who know nothing about it's "so called" benefits, will just become more zombie cannon fodder to the money grabbing mill.  

 

What the heck are you talking about? 

Where is your proof of such nonsense? 

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1 hour ago, Justgrazing said:

No " we'll compress and bale the whole plant " cabbage commercial weed then if they are gonna go down that road .. It needs more of a cultured approach with emphasis on quality and choice of strain to entice the discerning 'erm client .. Bit like the wide range of availability that the Dutch do .. 

The Dutch don’t even come close to how the states in the USA are doing it AND taxing it. It’s not even really legal there ( many people THINK it is) it’s just decriminalized. I always wondered why the Dutch do not do it right. Take a look at the link above in my post. Those numbers are amazing.

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8 minutes ago, alex8912 said:

What the heck are you talking about? 

Where is your proof of such nonsense? 

From those two comments you must be using the crap already! If not something stronger,  which is what this nonsense and stupidity will lead to.  The prisons may empty initially but then will then be refilled while  the hospitals and mental institutes overflow.

The road to madness in every way.

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