Unregistered medical cannabis users have been urged to urgently declare cannabinoid medicines in their possession and register as a medical cannabis-users with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before the May 21 deadline.
As the amnesty period for the use of cannabis for medical treatment will expire in nine days, FDA secretary-general Dr Thares Karasnairaviwong revealed that only around 10,000 medical cannabis users had registered with Public Health Ministry, while many more had not turned up for the compulsory registration.
Thares stressed that unregistered patients, who had been using cannabinoid medicines, were required to register themselves with the authorities and declare their cannabinoid medicines before the end of the amnesty period, or they could be prosecuted for illegal use of cannabis, as the current narcotics law regards cannabis an illicit drug.
He also said that the Public Health Ministry had assigned the FDA office in Bangkok and Public Health Offices in each province, which are the responsible agencies for medical cannabis registration, to extend their working hours and arrange offsite registration stations where possible in order to facilitate registration closer to the deadline.
This article originally appeared here in https://www.weedworldmagazine.org/2019/05/13/time-is-running-out-for-unregistered-medical-cannabis-users/