The Phuket Health Chief has delivered a public warning about cannabis, stating it is better to be used for licensed medical reasons only. According to the chief, cannabis is not good to use for recreational reasons and potentially dangerous.
The Phuket Provincial Public Health Chief Doctor Kusak Kukiattikoon told The Phuket Express, “As a law, cannabis has changed after June 9th, to become decriminalized, however, we still want people to use cannabis for licensed medical reasons only under the care of a physician and not recreational.”
“Cannabis has many advantages for medical patients. If it is necessary to be used, it should be advised and prescribed by licensed doctors. People who don’t have any health problems should not use cannabis, however, especially for intoxication. There might be some side effects or allergic reactions to these people. Many people are not aware that the effects of cannabis can also cause issues with response time, energy levels, and focus.” The chief continued.
“When we eat at restaurants we should also ask them if they add any cannabis into food. This is important as some people are allergic to cannabis. We are now inspecting restaurants in Phuket to make sure that they put notices to inform they have cannabis as ingredients in food.” The chief added.
The chief also noted that the Public Health Department was looking for possible legal ways to ensure cannabis was only used for medical reasons and not recreational.