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11. December 2020
Asia-Pacific CBD Hemp News Regulation

Thailand Approves Use of Hemp & Cannabinoids in Cosmetics and Food

The Government in Thailand has released plans to plans to allow use of most parts of cannabis and hemp plants in cosmetics and food.

According to a statement by the Permanent Secretary for Health, for Thailand, Kiattiphum Wongrajit, the country’s Narcotics Control Committee has resolved to exclude the leaves, branches, stems, trunks, bark, fibre and roots of cannabis and hemp from the government’s narcotics list.

The new resolution will see Thailand allow the use of hemp seeds and seed extract, as well as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), at a maximum 0.2% content, however, parts of the plant with a higher THC content, including flowers, will remain prohibited.

Wongrajit stated that, “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would draft a new public health regulation to this effect. The public health minister would then approve it and the new regulation would take effect when the Royal Gazette publishes it”.

The permitted parts and content must come only from authorised producers – government organisations with medical and research tasks, modern and traditional medical practitioners, universities, community-based enterprises and community cooperatives.

FDA secretary-general Paisal Dunkhum said the relaxation was aimed at the use of cannabis and hemp for personal and healthcare, and the production of textiles, garments, medicines and herbal products.

Source | Bangkok Post