Lack of rules hits farmers

Lack of rules hits farmers

Community enterprises in Nakhon Phanom have got urged the government to compensate them after they committed to growing cannabis plant life but were unable to get a growing licence because of obscurities in the marijuana law.

The decriminalisation associated with cannabis was among the Bhumjaithai Party’s flagship policies in the 2019 election. Later, the particular coalition party declared it would pilot a cannabis city task in Nakhon Phanom, and proceeded with its plan to remove marijuana from the narcotics listing.

A lot of local community enterprises participated in the project with tambon health advertising hospitals under the Bhumjaithai-led Public Health Ministry’s policy to allow over 100 groups to develop cannabis plants in your own home for medicinal purposes.

Yet few groups have received permits from the regulators, leaving almost 100 groups effectively stuck. They cannot grow the particular plants for industrial purposes either, because they are effectively unlawful.

Ponpawee Chitmat, a 44-year-old member of a community business growing herbs meant for medicinal purposes, mentioned 10 farmers have set up such businesses since May a year ago to grow cannabis, using the cooperation of tambon health promotion hospitals.

“About 250, 000 baht was invested in the cultivation site and we applied for a licence more than 12 months ago, so far in vain, ” she mentioned.