A hospital in Thailand is serving marijuana leaves with food and drinks to its patients for relaxation, good mood, deep sleep and appetite. According to Pattaya Mail, Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri province in Thailand is serving dishes and drinks prepared with marijuana leaves at its Abhaibhubejhr Day Spa.
Asala Chaocharoen, professional pharmacist at the hospital, said the hospital had pioneered the medical use of marijuana and at the latest development it used 1-2 leaves from legally planted marijuana in a dish.
Dishes with marijuana content provided consumers with relaxation, good mood, deep sleep and appetite, she said.
Excessive consumption of marijuana leaves caused dizziness and sleepiness, so consumers should take precautions if they would drive. Safe consumption was at 5-8 leaves a day, she said.
Although THC, a psychoactive substance, in marijuana leaves is much weaker than that in marijuana flowers, abuse of marijuana leaves could cause health problems. Marijuana dishes at the hospital had been thoroughly studied and tested to ensure safety, Asala Chaocharoen said.
Such dishes were introduced on January 6 and received warm welcome from gourmets. They included spicy soup, fried dish and fried bread with minced pork spread. The hospital also served marijuana soda, she said.
The experiment of Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital of serving marijuana to its patients have already receives positive response, while few more hospitals also are considering adopting the same formula for the sake of patient’s better mood, sound sleep and appetite.
While a number of countries in the world have already legalized the use of marijuana at a limited quantity, there has also been criticism about this, where critics say, such practice can only help in increase of marijuana addiction amongst the people. They also say, people taking marijuana although are suggested to avoid driving vehicle, in most cases, they are ignoring this suggestion, which may ultimately lead to road accidents.