Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM) say there has not been sufficient research to back a proposal to include cannabis oil on the National List of Essential Medicines.
Despite marijuana becoming legal for medical purposes at the beginning of the year cannabis oil still faces many hurdles before it becomes legal in Thailand.
Thailand Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM) says there has not been adequate research to back a proposition to incorporate cannabis oil on the National List of Essential Medicines.
They likewise said that the 16 customary weed based prescriptions endorsed by the Public Health Ministry in April should initially be considered for the rundown.
DTAM officials were reacting to a call by 12 associations, driven by surely understood campaigner and leader of the Khao Kwan Foundation, Decha Siriphat, to incorporate his recipe of cannabis oil in the rundown.
The associations made the interest when they wrapped up their 270-kilometer “Cannabis Walk” in Suphan Buri area on Sunday. The campaigners likewise required Decha’s equation to be incorporated into the National Health Security Office (NHSO’s) widespread medicinal services conspire.
DTAM Thai Traditional Medicine Office executive, Dr Kwanchai Wisithanon, said the issue would be brought for thought by the specialists at a gathering this evening.
Kwanchai said delegates of Thai customary drug experts as of late met with agents from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Pharmacy and individuals from Decha’s gathering.
They talked about whether Decha’s cannabis oil ought to be endorsed for use under the Public Health Ministry’s exceptional access conspire (in which endorsement will be allowed on a case-by-case premise) like the 16 cannabinoid drugs that were affirmed in April.
As indicated by NHSO secretary-general Dr Sakchai Kanchanawattana, the all-inclusive human services conspiracy just enables prescription to be recommended after it is incorporated into the National List of Essential Medicines. The nature of the medication will likewise be tried to guarantee it is acceptable before being submitted for thought by a sub-board of trustees of the National List of Essential Medicines and the National Drug System Development Committee.