Candidates can now apply to grow hemp

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow government agencies, private companies, farmers and the public to apply to grow hemp from January 29 after the Public Health Ministry removed the plant species from the category V narcotics list in November.

FDA vice Secretary-General Supattra Boonserm said people can apply to grow hemp for commercial, medical, educational, research or for traditional use.

She said hemp fibre and its oil extract are also allowed for use as material or ingredients in the textile, food and beverage, food supplementary, and cosmetics industries.


 

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Reporter : Suwit Rattiwan

Rewriter : Tarin Angskul

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