Cannabis research and development project for medical innovation

This is a collaboration between Princess of The Naradhiwas University (PNU) and Smart Medical Development Co., Ltd. (SMD) working with Maruchu Bussan. We will research cannabis as a medical herb and further develop it to increase its commercial value and thereby deliver an economic crop.

Mr. Weon Sek Choi, Managing Director of SMD, Operational and Soil Expert, said “the aim of SMD is to use the rich history Thailand already has with traditional medicine. With our partnerships in Japan and Korea, we are not just looking at this venture as a plan for importing and exporting, but also as a viable way to bring medical tourism to Thailand in the immediate future. We are striving, as well, to achieve responsible genetics with the help of the community. With the correct genetics that are suitable for the climate and the region. We will be able to provide a future for growers within Thailand by providing educational opportunities to learn sustainable and organic farming practices.”

mart Medical Development

Benefits of working with Maruchu Bussan and Smart Medical Development Co., Ltd. (SMD)

  1. SMD signed a joint venture with a Japanese company to start a business selling health products in Japan.
  2. It also has networks in Korea and many other countries.
  3. In Thailand, SMD and Maruchu Bussan already sell soil and organic fertilizers that are certified for growing cannabis.
  4. We also serve as consultants for other cannabis growers.
  5. SMD understands the commercial opportunities of planting and developing products made from cannabis, hemp and kratom.
  6. We will provide the technology related to planting, extracting, and developing products for medical and commercial benefit.
  7. We will share our knowledge and expertise with PNU university personnel and students.
  8. SMD will, therefore, create career opportunities and income generation for the localities of Narathiwat province.
Princess of Naradhiwas University

Participating Institutions

  • Princess of Naradhiwas University
  • Phramongkutklao College of Medicine
  • Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS)
  • Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)