Thailand: Tips for rising and importing hashish and hemp from 9 June 2022

In brief

Following the issuance of the notification from the Ministry of Public Health regarding determination of category V narcotics, B.E. 2565 (2022) (the “Notification“), which we discussed in our previous client alert (link), the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently provided guidelines.

The recently provided guidelines are the following:

  1. The growing of cannabis or hemp plants for individual use or commercial purposes
  2. The import of cannabis or hemp parts
  3. The import of cannabis or hemp extracts under the law on narcotics
  4. The import of finished products containing cannabis or hemp parts/extracts

The guidelines will become effective on 9 June 2022.

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