Thailand 166 Legislative members have voted to allow the use of medical Marijuana. The bill which has passed the second and third reading is waiting for publication on the Royal Gazette before it becomes a Law.
There were thirteen legislative members who abstained from the vote though no member voted against. This makes Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia to allow the use of medical marijuana. The region is notorious for its harsh approach to drugs and strict penalties for drug-related crimes.
The British government approved medical marijuana earlier this year, and it became available on November 1 from the National Health System to patients with a prescription. In Germany, medical marijuana became law since last year.
Medical marijuana is also legal in Australia and Ireland. In the United States, medical marijuana is legal in 30 states, though the laws governing what’s permitted vary from state to state, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures