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  • NEWS

    Take a leaf

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/03/2019

    » In the factory grounds of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) in Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi district, stands an ordinary two-storey building. Small, old and fairly nondescript, it is nevertheless guarded around the clock and equipped with a security system. This is because its upper floor is a restricted zone where the first lot of 140 cannabis plants will be grown for R&D and medical purposes.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A plea for pot

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/04/2019

    » Despite the controversy over medical cannabis in Thailand, the country's first-ever marijuana expo was organised last weekend in Buri Ram and was well received by participants. The three-day fair with a 20 million baht investment attracted not only those who have experience in using weed but also people who were sick and wanted to use medical marijuana as well as people from many parts of the country, policemen, soldiers (both in uniform and undercover) as well as foreigners.

  • OPINION

    Choco-toxins

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Who doesn't love chocolate? It is a favourite snack for everyone, from kids to the elderly and even healthy eaters who opt for dark chocolate. I often buy chocolates as souvenirs for relatives and friends. So it was a shock to me when I learned from the Foundation for Consumers that most of the imported chocolates, even from Europe, contain heavy metals.

  • TRAVEL

    Mekong River landmark

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 22/09/2016

    » Nakhon Phanom has launched a new landmark along the Mekong River.

  • TRAVEL

    In full bloom

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 19/03/2015

    » The ephemeral galapraphruek (pink cassia) trees are in full bloom at Flora Park in Wang Nam Khieo district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, about 230km northeast of Bangkok.

  • OPINION

    New rules for a traditional medicine

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/05/2019

    » As Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to amend the narcotics laws and allow cannabis, still a narcotic drug, to be used for research and medical purposes, another issue is raised if we will lead other countries in the region to legalise cannabis.

  • NEWS

    Not a high crime

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 24/04/2019

    » At the age of 71, Daycha Siripatra needs no eyeglasses. His nearsightedness and astigmatism are things of the past. His hands that once showed an early sign of Parkinson's disease have no tremor. He says his brain, which once began to deteriorate, is now sharp.

  • NEWS

    Making a better treatment work

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/11/2018

    » The attempt to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes has gained momentum, especially now that the National Legislative Assembly has promised to go in full-speed toward passing amendments to the 1979 Narcotics Act, decriminalising weed for health reasons. Despite controversy, such a movement would be another significant treatment alternative to cope with a growing number of illnesses.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Forward to the past for a better cure

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/04/2018

    » Though more and more countries have legalised marijuana for medical purposes, cannabis is still illegal in Thailand. But realising the gradually shifting tide, Rangsit University founded the Medical Cannabis Research Team last year in the hope of securing scientific proof on the medical benefits of cannabis -- and, pending a possible law change, to bring it back to Thai medicine for the first time in centuries.

  • TRAVEL

    Fun with fungi

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 25/08/2016

    » The colour of the hot tea is light golden brown. It gives off a mushroom smell and the taste is slightly bitter. It's a herbal drink of lacquered mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as lingzhi in Chinese and reishi or mannentake in Japanese.

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