From June 9, people in Thailand will be able to grow “as many cannabis plants” as they like in their own homes, according to Anutin.
The cannabis grown must be of medical grade and used for medicinal purposes only. Official registration is not required for growing weed at home.
Anutin announced the move on Sunday, in a Facebook post that also outlined the separate benefits of commercial cultivation.
It is currently legal in Thailand for registered companies to sell cannabis products with less than 0.2 per cent tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana that gets people “high”.