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Thailand to host World Ganja Festival in 2020

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 1:00 PM
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Thailand is to host a World Ganja Festival in 2020.

Chiang Rai Times reports that event organisers say the event will create new opportunities and provide a better understanding of cannabis and its legal aspects.

Thailand is taking cannabis seriously now that marijuana is being seen as a potential cash crop which can benefit Thailand’s economy, the report noted.

Thailand legalised cannabis for medical use was allowed earlier this year.

The Association of Researchers of Thailand signed an agreement with the Thai Nationalism Foundation; the Journalist and Media Association of Thailand and provincial administrative organisations of Nakhon Phanom; Sakon Nakhon and Mukdahan to hold the World Ganja Festival 2020 between January 29 and February 2 next year.

The venue is on 40 acres of land near Nong Yat Reservoir in Nakhon Phanom province.

General Charan Kullawanit, an honorary adviser to the World Ganja Festival project, said that the festival is being held for the first time in Thailand.

It was reported that the event will serve as a platform for people to exchange their knowledge of cannabis for medical use.

The event will also help promote Thailand as a developer of top quality marijuana strains.

“We’re the main host. Thailand’s the main host. We’re deciding who we will invite to the Ganja Festival. The association chairperson said. There will be Chinese, Japanese and American guests. They once opposed the idea.

“We’ll invite them so we can listen to their academic ideas, presentations and statements. We’ll see how the event will benefit the global community.”

The World Ganja Festival 2020 will include academic seminars, technological innovations and business negotiations as well as local wisdom from each province.

It will also feature a product design competition and music festival.

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