Medical cannabis now administered in 12 health provinces

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BANGKOK,19 August 2019 – Authorized healthcare professionals at 12 hub hospitals across the country can administered cannabis products to patients as of today, after medical assessments to decide if requesting patients are suitable for this alternative treatment.

The Ministry of Public Health has officially commenced medical cannabis services in 12 hospitals nationwide, where doctors will be making health assessments of patients and making recommendations if the patients’ symptoms appear suitable for treatment using cannabis, which will not be recommended as a first treatment option.

Hospitals authorized to administer cannabis to patients now include Lampang Hospital, Buddhachinaraj Hospital in Phitsanulok, Sawanpracharak Hospital in Nakhon Sawan, Saraburi Hospital, Ratchaburi Hospital, Rayong Hospital, Khon Kaen Hospital, Udon Thani Hospital, Buriram Hospital, Sunpasithiprasong Hospital in Ubon Ratchathani, Surat Thani Hospital, and Hat Yai Hospital in Songkhla.

Elsewhere, even more hospitals providing traditional Thai medicine treatments are also authorized to administer medical cannabis products, namely the Chao Phraya Aphaiphubet Hospital in Prachin Buri, Nong Chang Hospital in Uthai Thani, Don Tum Hospital in Nakhon Pathom, Denchai Hospital in Phrae, Phra Achan Fan Acharo Hospital in Sakon Nakhon, Ku Muang Hospital in Buriram, and Tha Chang Hospital in Surat Thani.