Thai state drug buster hands 600kg of seized marijuana to medical researchers

by Newsfeed


BANGKOK (Xinhua/ANN): Thailand’s drug buster and law enforcement agency on Saturday (June 6) has handed about 600 kilogrammes of seized illicit marijuana to a local university to further study its benefit for medical use.

The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) on Saturday showcased the chunk of marijuana it seized from drug traffickers, and said that Rangsit University and the Department of Medical Sciences would be delighted to use the marijuana for medical use and research.

“Actually, there were 11 organizations making requests to the ONCB for marijuana in their Research and Development labs,” said ONCB secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk, adding that the 11 organizations have been active in doing research on marijuana for…



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