Thailand will be host to cannabis festival next year

Thailand Will Be Host To World’s First Cannabis Festival

Thailand will host what it calls the “World Ganja Festival” next year, an event organised by the Association of Researchers of Thailand, the Thai Nationalism Foundation, as well as the provincial administrations of the northeastern provinces of Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon and Mukdahan where most of the country’s marihuana is grown and.

The move comes after the Thai government agreed to legalise marijuana and cannabis for medical use as the first country in Southeast Asia and is now looking to promote the plant as a new cash crop for the country’s agriculture industry.

The festival will be held between January 29 and February 2, 2020 on a 40-acres venue near Nong Yat Reservoir in Nakhon Phanom province. It will be divided into three zones, covering academic seminars, technological innovations and business networking, as well as local input from each province. The event will also feature a product design competition and music festival and is expected to attract an international audience, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand.

Just at the end of last month, Thailand planted 12,000 cannabis seedlings at Maejo University in Chiang Mai, becoming the first nation in Southeast Asia to cultivate industrial-grade cannabis. Two more metric tonnes of weed are expected to be ready by February.

Bangkok’s Rangsit University is one of the research organisations to develop cannabis products, while Thailand’s state-owned Government Pharmaceutical Organisation has started distributing home-made cannabis oil in August to selected hospitals in the country with specially licensed doctors and sees large economic potential in the substance.

Cannabis festivals are not a new idea, though. There is the annual National Cannabis Festival in Washington, D.C., similar festivals in other US states such as the Cannabis Cup in California, as well as in Canada, a number of weed festivals in the Caribbean, namely Jamaica.

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Thailand will host what it calls the “World Ganja Festival” next year, an event organised by the Association of Researchers of Thailand, the Thai Nationalism Foundation, as well as the provincial administrations of the northeastern provinces of Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon and Mukdahan where most of the country's marihuana is grown and. The move comes after the Thai government agreed to legalise marijuana and cannabis for medical use as the first country in Southeast Asia and is now looking to promote the plant as a new cash crop for the country’s agriculture industry. The festival will be held between January...

Thailand Will Be Host To World’s First Cannabis Festival

Thailand will host what it calls the “World Ganja Festival” next year, an event organised by the Association of Researchers of Thailand, the Thai Nationalism Foundation, as well as the provincial administrations of the northeastern provinces of Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon and Mukdahan where most of the country’s marihuana is grown and.

The move comes after the Thai government agreed to legalise marijuana and cannabis for medical use as the first country in Southeast Asia and is now looking to promote the plant as a new cash crop for the country’s agriculture industry.

The festival will be held between January 29 and February 2, 2020 on a 40-acres venue near Nong Yat Reservoir in Nakhon Phanom province. It will be divided into three zones, covering academic seminars, technological innovations and business networking, as well as local input from each province. The event will also feature a product design competition and music festival and is expected to attract an international audience, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand.

Just at the end of last month, Thailand planted 12,000 cannabis seedlings at Maejo University in Chiang Mai, becoming the first nation in Southeast Asia to cultivate industrial-grade cannabis. Two more metric tonnes of weed are expected to be ready by February.

Bangkok’s Rangsit University is one of the research organisations to develop cannabis products, while Thailand’s state-owned Government Pharmaceutical Organisation has started distributing home-made cannabis oil in August to selected hospitals in the country with specially licensed doctors and sees large economic potential in the substance.

Cannabis festivals are not a new idea, though. There is the annual National Cannabis Festival in Washington, D.C., similar festivals in other US states such as the Cannabis Cup in California, as well as in Canada, a number of weed festivals in the Caribbean, namely Jamaica.

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