The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has reported that more than 35 million sign-ups were registered in its “Plookganja” application for the registration of cannabis and hemp cultivation between June 9.th and at 7 a.m. today (Monday) amid a cannabis boom following the decriminalization of the two plants by Thailand last Thursday.
713,544 electronic certificates for growing cannabis have been issued after making 735,932 records, while 22,388 certificates for hemp cultivation have also been issued electronically.
Meanwhile, Assoc. Professor Dra. Thira Woratanarat, a professor of medical science at Chulalongkorn University, has expressed great concern about the health risks of uncontrolled use of cannabis, especially as an ingredient in food and drink, which could lead to a number of problems, including accidents, violence and self-harm.
In his Facebook post today, he quoted an American medical journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), dated July 24th.th2015, about the case of a 19-year-old American who jumped to his death from the 4th floor of a Colorado building after eating cannabis-containing cookies.
According to local police, the young man ate a piece of cannabis cookie given to him by a friend. He asked for more and after about two hours he started talking incoherently and became aggressive, and finally jumped to his death. The autopsy showed a significant amount of THC compound in his bloodstream, Dr. Thira said.
Last week, the Royal College of Pediatricians and Child Health in Thailand also expressed concern about young Thais for the short- and long-term effects of cannabis on food and drink.