On Thursday, Thailand's Ministry of Public Health announced that three types of cannabis oil have been deemed essential medicine, reported Thaiger.
The addition of cannabis oil to the country's National List of Essential Medicines, or NLEM, allows doctors from 893 government hospitals to freely prescribe cannabis extract oil to patients in selected circumstances. It would also make the medicine more accessible in Thailand, with the government covering costs if it's prescribed in a state-owned hospital.
The oil will be used to help cancer patients who suffer side effects from chemotherapy, including nausea and vomiting, as well as to ease the pain of terminally-ill patients.
Currently, there are 1,173 marijuana clinics nationwide, according to Anutin Charnvirakul, …