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- Waldo 18, a medical cannabis supply chain company in Thailand, is partnering with Filipino-Thai restaurant Toto Inasal to give individuals the opportunity to pursue a degree in cannabis science.
- The Waldo Institute of Petchburi, officially accredited by the Higher Education Commission of Thailand, will offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Cannabis Science.
- Hemp and cannabis were officially decriminalized in Thailand on June 9.
With the decriminalization of cannabis in Thailand on June 9, a company that distributes medicinal plants is offering degrees in cannabis science.
Waldo 18, a commercial supply chain company that grows and sells medicinal plants, is teaming up with Jongkasem Julakham-Platon, owner of Filipino-Thai restaurant Toto Inasal in Bangkok, to provide cannabis science degrees at the Waldo Institute in Petchburi. The institution is accredited by the Thailand Higher Education Commission Office, making the degree officially recognized. According to Julakhan-Platon, the institute will offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in cannabis science.
“They are also developing a new breed called the Rocher Breed. It is a highly resistant breed of cannabis with a high survival rate,” Julakham-Platon told Mashable. “Toto Inasal will also help experiment with cannabis products with food and drinks.”
Thailand is the first Southeast Asian country to decriminalize marijuana, allowing people to grow their own cannabis at home, although it must be medical grade and for medicinal purposes only. Cannabis products must also contain less than 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient that makes you feel high.
Although the Thai government has declared that cannabis is legal for medicinal purposes only, many food and beverage establishments are serving edibles and cannabis-infused teas and coffees.
The country’s public health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, previously announced on Facebook that 1 million cannabis plants would be donated free of charge in commemoration of drug legalization.
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