The Thai government will distribute one million free cannabis plants to households across the nation in June to mark a new rule allowing people to grow cannabis at home, its health minister has said.

Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced the move in a Facebook post on May 8th 2022 in which he expressed his intention for cannabis plants to be grown like “household crops.”

The new rule, which comes into force on June 9th 2022, will allow people to grow cannabis plants at home after notifying their local government, but the plants will have to be of medical grade and used exclusively for medicinal purposes.

Sources: Stuff, High Times and CNN.