Fancy some 'giggling bread'?
What about a cannanis-infused 'joyfully dancing salad'?
You can now legally order both
at this hospital-based restaurant in Thailand
Location: Chao Phya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital, Thailand
(SOUNDBITE) (Thai) DINER NATTANON NARANAN, SAYING:
"It's not very different from vegetables. It's like fried leaves. I think it's a like an alternative food. I’d say the effects are that it makes my throat dry and I crave sweets."
Thailand recently removed cannabis from its narcotics list
But marijuana flowers and concentrated extracts remain illegal
In 2019 the country became the first Southeast Asian nation
to legalize cannabis for medical use
(SOUNDBITE) (English) PROJECT LEADER AND RESEARCHER AT ABHAIBHUBEJHR HOSPITAL, PAKAKRONG KWANKAO, SAYING:
"They say, cannabis leaves, when put in the food or even a small amount and also used as a remedy, will help the patient to recover faster from the illness, because the cannabis leaf can improve appetites and make the people sleep well, and also be in a mood, in a good mood."