Recently enacted Thai legislation has removed Mitragyna speciosa, commonly known as “kratom,” from the list of controlled narcotics under the Narcotics Act B.E. 2522 (1972), effectively decriminalizing the consumption, production, disposal, import, export, and possession of kratom, for any purpose and in any quantity or form, effective August 24, 2021. The Narcotics Act (No. 8) B.E. 2564 (2021) was published in the Government Gazette on May 26, 2021, and will come into effect 90 days later. This change comes some two years after Thailand allowed the use of cannabis and kratom for medical purposes with the Narcotics Act (No. 7) B.E. 2562 (2019).
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The authorities in Laos are likewise looking into the possibility of opening up some of the country’s strict prohibitions on CBD and medical cannabis. However, little has been done so far, and consumption, production, and commercial use of cannabis-including cultivation and commercialization of hemp-related products-remain strictly prohibited. Those who market products related to hemp or CBD in Laos currently risk criminal or civil liabilities.
It is amazing that almost 4 years has passed since licenses were required to be issued under our medical marijuana amendment, now Article X. section 29 of the Florida constitution. The ups and finally downs of the Florigrown lawsuit, with every court besides the Supreme Court, ruling the laws enacted were unconstitutional brings us to this point.
The Government of Zimbabwe gazetted Statutory Instrument 218/20 Agricultural Marketing Authority (Industrial Hemp) Regulations, in September 2020. These regulations were enacted for the purpose of regulating the production, procurement, distribution, possession, sale, provision and transportation of industrial hemp.