Growing Cannabis at Home in Thailand

Growing Cannabis at Home in Thailand

In 2018, Thailand became the really first country in Southeast Asia to legislate making use of cannabis for medicinal intake and study.

Now, the government is introducing a brand-new regulation that will certainly make it legal for Thai residents to expand the plant in their homes.

On January 25, 2022, the country’s Wellness Preacher Anutin Chanvirakul claimed that the new law would certainly make it to so that people could lawfully expand cannabis plants in your home as long as they informed authorities in advance.

The only caution with the brand-new rule (which should first be published in the Royal Gazette and also be enabled to stand for 120 days prior to becoming official) was that the plant can not be utilized for commercial functions without correct licensing.

Advising potential cannabis growers, the country’s food and drug laws primary Paisal Dankhum said that the plant should just be made use of for medicinal purposes, and that arbitrary examinations would certainly be carried out.

Although this brand-new guideline will certainly no question stimulate lots of individuals to start becoming marijuana home gardeners, the federal government has actually insisted that the guidelines be complied with, else heavy penalties be imposed.

People captured expanding cannabis without very first informing the authorities can be fined up to 20,000 baht, or US$ 815, while those located marketing cannabis products without a certificate can be fined approximately 300,000 baht, or US$ 12,200, sentenced to jail for approximately three years, or both.

Thailand’s FDA disclosed that, up until now, greater than 100,000 budding marijuana growers have registered using the ‘Plook Marijuana’ website and also mobile application

A new market opens up for Thailand.

The move to slowly have cannabis end up being much more prevalent in the country becomes part of a move to make the plant one of the country’s cash crops, thinking about that around a 3rd of the Thai labor force is already in the agriculture market.

In 2015, the government publicly encouraged Thai farmers to grow and offer cannabis, urging them to partner up with medical establishments to provide crops for clinical use. Additionally, several cosmetics and drink firms quickly transferred to introduce brand-new hemp as well as non-euphoric CBD products as durable goods.

Enrollment can be made via the ‘Plook Ganja’ (‘Grow Cannabis’) mobile application, which is available on IOS and also Android. The application has actually been downloaded and installed over 50,000 times currently.

Cannabis cultivators can also sign up via the ‘Plook Marijuana’ web site, which will issue a digital receipt when registration is complete. 

Upon enrollment, the cannabis farmer need to mention their intents for growing the plant, whether that is to treat an individual wellness issue, treat another person’s health problem, for household usage, to make use of in the production of various other medicinal items or for industrial usage (this checklist is not exhaustive).


For now, it shows up that growing marijuana in your home is an opportunity booked for Thais just, since registration needs a Thai ID card number.

All parts of marijuana plants– consisting of the fallen leaves, stalks, blossoms, stems and also origins– are no longer categorized as a Classification 5 numbing, started on June 9. Nevertheless, any removes– such as oil– made from the plant must not contain greater than 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.


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