Cannabis oil has been trending for the past few years, and it has been touted for its medicinal value all around the world. Whether it is the U.S. federal government that legalized hemp, Cannabis Sativa plant or the UK that has approved CBD based medications for patients, many countries seem to be changing their views regarding cannabis and its derived products.
CBD or cannabidiol is an anti-inflammatory and non-psychoactive chemical found in hemp. It is used in relieving stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, muscle pain, spasms, chronic pain, inflammation, and many other ailments. CBD is also known to alleviate the symptoms of life-threatening diseases such as epilepsy, cancer, Alzheimer’s or Tourette’s.
CBD has become a popular ingredient and is now readily available in different forms such as CBD infused gel, capsules, pills, oils, drinks, tincture, ointment, isolate, gummies and vape pens. Recently, a Bangkok based medical clinic offered free CBD oil to hundreds of people at its grand opening.
Premium grade hemp-derived CBD oil is often a bit higher on the price chart, which restricts many people from buying it. But the announcement made by this clinic has overwhelmed people who are seeking relief from insomnia, muscle pain, and cancer for free cannabis oil.
The free product handout has come as the government pushes the health and economic benefits of cannabis oil. Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia in 2018 to legalize medical marijuana in 2019. Nonetheless, many Thais have been using marijuana as a traditional medicine long before the legalization was set in.
Since medical marijuana has been legalized by the Thai government, it now seeks to cultivate a multi-billion dollar cannabis industry. Above all, the country is investing in technology to extract, distill and market CBD oil.
The Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul also attended the launch of the new medical clinic in Bangkok. He told the media that they are fighting for better healthcare facilities for Thai people and are fighting for a better economy.
Many elderly people have waited in Thai to receive 5mg to 10 mg vials of CBD oil. Patients suffering from muscle aches to bearing serious ailments may be the largely benefitted population from CBD oil.
Research suggests that CBD oil is a potent substance that can have a significant influence on the body, boosting overall health and immunity. However, there is little evidence that backs up all the medical claims that people are making about CBD like treating cancer.
A Thai resident, Natjuta was born with cerebral palsy and has been confined to a wheelchair. Her mother, Mrs. Supatra Ulapatorn said that cannabis oil aids her daughter’s condition and helps her stay calmer and sleep better.
Supatra, 60, said that her daughter doesn’t sleep well and this has had a drastic impact on her sleep as well. With Cannabis oil, Natjuta sleeps better, which is a good thing, said Supatra.
The rising cannabis market of Thailand
A construction tycoon minister, Anutin, has promised a great cannabis economic bonanza to his rural constituents. Anutin added that cannabis has been legalized in Thailand which has paved the way for better medication. With the time changing, people view cannabis as a medication compound than a narcotic drug, he said.
However, there are a few knots of rules that govern who can legally grow cannabis plants and extract cannabis oil. Critics say that legislation might restrict small farmers from entering into the cannabis space and give the benefits to big agro-industrial firms.
While medical research has shown that cannabis oil is a potent drug that can help ease the pain of patients, there’s a long way to go when it comes to discovering the side-effects of CBD oil or its reaction with other pharmaceutical drugs. But science is delving into how cannabis oil can impact on other serious diseases like cancer.
Despite the legalization of CBD oil in Thailand, recreational use and trade of cannabis is still illegal in Thailand. If anyone is even suspected or caught to have a joint face, they might have to serve severe penalties up to 10 years in prison.