Government warns on marijuana based products


BANGKOK, Nov 23  – After the government legalised marijuana for medical purposes, it  has advised people not to become prey and buy marijuana-based health products, said a deputy spokeswoman to the Prime Minister’s Office.

The warning was made after a woman reportedly filed a complaint with the police that she was offered cannabis-infused gummies by an actor in a restaurant. The woman ate it and became dizzy before she could escape to hospital.

According to the deputy spokeswoman, Trisulee Trisaranakul, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnveerakul was worried about the issue and ordered the Food and Drug Administration officials to stress to the people that importing, possessing or selling online of cannabis-infused products are illegal.

Those, who buy such a product online or carry the product into country will face a maximum five-year in jail and a maximum fine of 500,000 baht. (TNA)