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Medical Marijuana Tourism in Thailand

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing medical tourism but specifically from the perspective of marijuana here in the Kingdom which has been an increasingly hot topic especially since the formation of the new government and one of the coalition partners being a party which campaigned specifically on legalization of marijuana in the Kingdom. 

In a recent article from the Bangkok Post, that is bangkokpost.com. The article is titled: New Tourism Minister Sees Lure of Marijuana. Quoting directly, "The new Tourism and Sports Minister plans to promote medical marijuana tourism. Speaking on his first day in office, Pipat Ratchatkitprakarn, a key Bhumjaithai Party leader, said he wants to include marijuana in medical tourism especially Thai traditional medicine and massage. We would like to provide medical tour packages such as detox, Thai massage and other wellness courses that use marijuana substances, said Mr. Pipat. The marijuana tourism packages would aim to attract tourists from Europe and the US who have a positive perception about medical marijuana." There is a great deal more to this article. I urge those who are watching this video to go check that out but it is clear to me that the government and those in the government now, are pretty serious about medicinal marijuana here in the Kingdom. I find it to be of even greater interest that they actually want to promote tourism stemming from and sort of the based around, medical marijuana as sort of the draw, if you will. It will be interesting to see how this progresses. 

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