The Association of Researchers opposes the return of “marijuana” as a drug, pointing out that the ONCB has no power to consider it yet.

“Association of Researchers of Thailand” panting 5,000 names to invade the “House of Representatives” presenting “The Prime Minister” to oppose “marijuana” under the “Narcotics Act” hoping to announce that the Ministry of Public Health unlocks the trap The Narcotics Control Board is not in the power to bring it back for consideration again, urging the government to speed up the process of publishing the Marijuana Act.

On November 21, 2022, the Association of Thai Researchers, led by the Association and Dr Kanjanin Pattaropong, together with a list of more than 5,000 names of supporters, presented an open letter to the Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha as chairman of the Narcotics Control Board and Mr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, deputy prime minister as chairman of the Narcotics Control Board meeting on November 22 to hold the announcement of the Ministry of Public Health, the release of marijuana from narcotics, along with sending a board comparative Publication of the Ministry of Public Health Re: Controlled Herbs (Cannabis) BE 2565 dated 16 June 2022 and Publication of the Ministry of Public Health Re: Controlled Herbs (Cannabis) BE 2565 dated 11 November 2022 all to the explanation to the academic article on Dissecting the Marijuana Policy Situation in Thailand After the Ministry of Public Health announced that marijuana is a controlled plant (second edition), signed on November 11, 2022, and the open letter clarification, dated 6, November 15, 2022, which the medical group in it presented to Mr. Wissanu This is the origin of the meeting of the Narcotics Control Board on November 22, by Mr Surachai Phuprasert, Deputy Secretary General of the Prime Minister for Political Affairs. be a recipient

Dr. mentioned Pipat for the content of that letter According to society’s opinion, agreeing and disagreeing, on the issue of removing cannabis plants from the list of harmful drugs The network of researchers has been following the news continuously. and has considered that the actions of the Ministry of Public Health in the past were in accordance with the correct legal process according to the true needs of the people

“So now marijuana is no longer on the list of drugs. And it is not within the authority of the Narcotics Control Board to take it into account yet. because earlier the committee had already approved the announcement of the Ministry of Public Health,” said the president of the Association of Researchers.

The Association of Researchers opposes a return

Dr Pipat said that the current situation of cannabis in society has provided a wide range of information to the public. There are facts, concerns (with things that haven’t happened yet), and information from research (from abroad) mixed in, creating confusion in society. which is an extremely dangerous condition If the government allows this situation to happen to society, it will be normal with other cases. Contrary to what the government expects. “Thai society is a society full of wisdom.” However, admitting that medical marijuana policies It is one of the government’s policies. One of the most progressive policies, therefore, the network of researchers would like to ask the government to speed up the process of publishing the Cannabis Hemp Act. BC…..come out as soon as possible Since the mentioned Act has already passed the consideration of the 1st term of the House of Representatives. And this body has 25 commissioners from political parties. Academics and civil servants and pending consideration of a new cycle of the House of Representatives The network would like to support the enforcement of the Notice by the Ministry of Public Health on Regulated Herbs (Cannabis) BE 2565 signed by the Minister of Public Health on November 11 , 2022, adapted from the published version. On June 16, 2022, according to the academic network’s concern

“The network has made a comparative table in order to understand it easily. so asked Mr. Wissanu as chairman of the Drug Prevention and Control Committee Please consider the document carefully. It can be seen that the ministry in this publication has resolved issues of concern to society, especially the accessibility of youth. In addition to the mentioned publication, it is known that the Ministry of Public Health has published regulations. and monitor its use in the wrong way which can be controlled to an extent If it were better, I would ask the government to speed up the publication of the Act as soon as possible. Therefore, consider the information thoroughly. In order to promote the self-reliance of the people and the country on drugs,” said the president of the Association of Researchers.

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