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With internationally stamped lab, Thailand ready to expand cannabis production


The use of medical cannabis is a key government policy and the Drug and Narcotics Bureau under the Department of Medical Sciences is testing and developing health products from cannabis and hemp, said Supakit Sirilak, the department’s director.

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In August last year, a local laboratory testing active substances in cannabis plants, extracts and oil became the first lab in Thailand to be granted international standards certification.

The laboratory tests samples for strength and residues such as heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, fungicides and contaminated microorganisms etc.

“Now the testing technique has been passed on to medical science centres nationwide for the analysis of vital substances and residues, and now they can develop laboratories outside the department’s jurisdiction. This will assure the quality and safety of cannabis products,” Supakit said.

Published : January 26, 2021

By : The Nation