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COVID: We Survived!

The COVID years were tough on everyone, including Thailand's cannabis industry. Here at TCC, pre-COVID, we had attracted executive talent, potential investors, and sell-through deals based on Thailand's recent (by late 2020) and expected (in 2021 and 2022) progress in issuing regulations and licenses for the commercial production of cannabis (both hemp and marijuana). However,… Continue reading COVID: We Survived!

The THAI Scenario

New Zealand’s economic analysts have been working overtime to estimate the value of legalizing cannabis to New Zealand’s economy. The AgriBusiness Group estimated the potential retail value of NZ’s medical cannabis at $360 million.NZIER estimated the New Zealand government’s potential cannabis taxes at $490 million.BERL estimated the potential retail value of all cannabis in NZ… Continue reading The THAI Scenario

Make Australia Stop Killing Aussies

The Australian Government's criminal negligence in the design and administration of its medical cannabis access scheme killed hundreds of older Australians last year. It is killing hundreds more this year. It will continue killing Australians until Australia's voters compel Australia's politicians, bureaucrats, and government agencies to make it easy for every Australian GP to prescribe medical cannabis, every Australian pharmacist to stock it, and every suffering Australian to get it.

The Parable of Thai Maple

Note: "A parable is a short tale that illustrates a universal truth; it is a simple narrative. It sketches a setting, describes an action, and shows the results." Once upon a time, in a world very much like ours, maple trees and their sweet, delicious syrup were globally prohibited just like cannabis. During the century… Continue reading The Parable of Thai Maple

TCC’s “Brand Activism” Checklist

Today, I found an interesting post on CannaVentures’ blog, entitled “Brand Activism™: Checklist for cannabis brands.” Its suggestions seemed wise, so I walked through its checklist for the Thai Cannabis Corporation, with the results below. Paragraphs in italics are quotes directly from the Brand Activism™ blog post.  Key Benefit. Too often, the benefit cannabis brands… Continue reading TCC’s “Brand Activism” Checklist

How to legalize and start exporting adult-use cannabis

Under international law, Thailand (and any other nation) CAN legalize ganja and ganjong for any use, and trade that ganja and ganjong with other nations, simply by following a new path. Other nations are already exploring this path. By joining them, Thailand will increase its public health and welfare, reduce its illegal drug trade, increase its… Continue reading How to legalize and start exporting adult-use cannabis

Cannabis: the new vanilla

Whether you like or loathe vanilla, you can't deny that it's everywhere and in everything. You might think that it would be great for cannabis to be "the new vanilla." It wouldn't. It would be terrible for North America's cannabis industry, and perhaps even worse for cannabis farmers in developing countries. I will explain this by analogy between cannabis and the "vanilla flavoring" industry.

Cannabis: Thinking Big and Moving Fast (กัญชาและกัญชง: คิดให้ใหญ่และเคลื่อนไหวให้เร็ว)

The Thai Cannabis Corporation respectfully proposes a strategic plan for Thailand's cannabis industry, named: Cannabis: Thinking Big and Moving Fast (also conveniently called the "BigFast Plan"). Executive Summary, in Thai (PDF, 2 pages) Executive Summary, in English (PDF, 2 pages) Complete Plan, in Thai (PDF, 12 pages): กัญชาและกัญชง: คิดให้ใหญ่และเคลื่อนไหวให้เร็ว Complete Plan, in English (PDF, 12 pages)… Continue reading Cannabis: Thinking Big and Moving Fast (กัญชาและกัญชง: คิดให้ใหญ่และเคลื่อนไหวให้เร็ว)

Global Cannabis Price Collapse

A global collapse in the price of psychoactive cannabis -- a "Global Cannabis Price Collapse" -- is inevitable. Figure 1 (below) shows a typical graph of the revenues forecasted for the USA's psychoactive cannabis industry, 2018-2027 (from data published by BDS Analytics, Marijuana Business Daily, New Frontier Data and New Leaf Data Services). Figure 1: Typical forecast… Continue reading Global Cannabis Price Collapse

What is “psychoactive cannabis”?

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At least 113 different naturally-occuring chemical compounds classified as "cannabinoids" have been isolated from plants of the species Cannabis sativa L. Many of these affect the functioning of the human brain, which is the textbook definition of "psychoactive." However, when discussing cannabis, the word "psychoactive" tends to be used to describe only one such effect: "getting… Continue reading What is “psychoactive cannabis”?

Why Thailand?

Thailand is uniquely positioned to become the de facto standard platform for the global cannabis industry because only Thailand offers all five of these critical benefits: Legal, Tropical, Strains, Industrialized, Low-cost, and Stable. Legal: Thailand has legalized the production, processing, and export of cannabis for medical purposes (effective in 2019). Tropical: Thailand, being in the… Continue reading Why Thailand?