Tourism and health officials plan to launch “medical cannabis tour” next year A tour of medical cannabis at plantations across Thailand is in the works, potentially a new option instead of the temples and beaches. While the tours could potentially be open to tourists, officials say the tour is for educational purposes and will first be for those interested in starting growing operations under the new Thai laws. The Public Health Ministry along with the Tourism and Sports Ministry plan to launch the tour next year. It would be the first “medical cannabis tour” in Southeast Asia. Cannabis for recreational use is still illegal in Thailand. The government legalised cannabis for medical use in 2018, becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to do so. Only state agencies and those approved by the government are allowed to grow cannabis for medical purposes.