The new Thai Public Health Minister and deputy PM, Anutin Charnvirakul, will allow hospitals to prescribe marijuana to some patients in a move to make the alternative medicine more publicly available.

“This week I will sign an order to allow ministry-run hospitals to prescribe the cannabis oil extracts,” he told the Bangkok Post.

The minister says he vows to push ahead with his policies to make cannabis products more available to the Thai public when he lined up with fellow ministers to share their visions during the “Roadmap to Success-Up Close with Thailand’s New Ministers” event.

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