However, BioThai Foundation has said that giving specific companies the right to plant hemp was unfair, adding that farmers should be allowed to grow this cash crop as well.
Niyom Termsrisuk, secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, announced yesterday that the progress of the hemp-plantation initiative in six northern provinces had shown no problems, so far.
It added that hemp is good for producing omega-acid rich oil, while hemp fibre can be used for making textiles.
“Since hemp is still part of the Category 5 narcotics list, because it contains a high volume of cannabidiol [CBD], we cannot let farmers
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