Thailand's first official cannabis clinic is overflowing with patients. Within the first 10 days of the health center's grand opening, cannabis caregivers have attended to 4,639 patients, according to the Nation/Asia News Network. An additional 12,000 people are seeking appointments until March.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul visited the marijuana-based clinic which is run under the administration of the Health Minister.
Individuals arranged their appointments in advance through an application process.
Charnvirakul said numerous people were interested in cannabis-based therapies and treatment.
The government includes low level cannabis and hemp extracts on its approved medical marijuana treatment list.
The outpatient's department dispensed drugs that contain cannabis to qualifying patients, according to Anutin, including 8,094 hemp oil bottles using the Ajarn Decha formula in addition to nearly 2,000 traditional medicines.
Several patients sought treatment for chronic pain, migraines and insomnia, among sundry other ailments.
Thailand legalized medical cannabis and Kratom in 2018 and will soon allow its citizens to cultivate cannabis at home.
Originally published here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarabrittanysomerset/2020/01/26/thai-cannabis-clinic-sees-thousands-of-patients-in-its-first-week/#5728528539f9