Pharmaceutical Organization Preparing to extract therapeutic cannabis oil, the first batch of 2.5 thousand bottles will be completed this July.
pharmaceutical organization Preparing to extract cannabis oil for medical purposes. The first batch of 2,500 bottles is expected to be completed in July-August, ready to be sent to the Department of Medical Services for trial use on patients along with research studies.
Witoon Danwiboon, MD, Director of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization revealed to the team news box dot com about the progress of marijuana research for medical purposes that After the Pharmaceutical Organization has been planting marijuana for medical use in Phase 1 of 140 trees since the end of February
Now the cannabis plant has started to bloom. To wait for harvesting and going into the process of extracting oil to be used to treat diseases It is expected that the first lot will be able to collect flowers and extract about 2,500 bottles of marijuana oil, 5 cc per bottle, completed around July to August 2019, after which hemp oil will be passed on to the Department of Medical Services for use. Go to trial with patients in conjunction with research studies.
After sending the first batch of cannabis oil to the Department of Medical Services, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization Will continue to produce cannabis oil gradually delivered continuously coupled with research studies in patients which in this early stage Only 100 kg of cannabis flowers can be produced per year. Only about ten thousand bottles of cannabis oil can be extracted. which is insufficient to meet the needs of patients
, so by the beginning of 2020, it will begin to expand the cannabis cultivation in Phase 2, which will increase production up to 8 times from the original, able to extract up to 8 times of cannabis oil. Hundred thousand bottles per year in the area of the Rangsit Drug Factory, Khlong 10, Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Province, which is a factory of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization. Overall, the total budget used for both phases is over a hundred million baht.
Even the Pharmaceutical Organization will have the capacity to produce hundreds of thousands of bottles of cannabis oil But it’s not much. if compared to the needs of patients in the country It is estimated that there are no less than 3 hundred thousand people, so now there are other agencies such as educational institutions or private individuals who have jointly planted and extracted marijuana oil for medical purposes. and not just oil extraction alone In the future, there are plans to produce tablets, gels and pastes to suit patients’ use.
However, marijuana is not the first choice drug. or the main drug used to treat the disease But it is only a last resort drug that is part of the treatment. and to use cannabis oil to treat each disease Must be under supervision of treatment by a doctor. In order for patients to benefit more than to be punished by the effect of marijuana by confirming that general patients who have to use marijuana to treat diseases have the right to access treatment for everyone At the discretion and prescription of the physician. Expensive part? must look at the cost of production But I assure you that it’s not as expensive as other countries. Or very cheap, like marijuana, the underground market, of course