“Giggling bread” and “joyfully dancing salad” are not the usual meals served in Thailand. But one eatery is hoping its foods made with parts of the cannabis plant can interest foreign visitors.
The restaurant at a hospital in Prachin Buri province started serving the meals this month. Thailand recently took cannabis off its list of narcotic drugs. The government then permitted some businesses to grow the plant.
Pakakrong Kwankao is the project leader at the hospital. She told the Reuters news service, “Cannabis leaves, when put in the food or even a small amount … it will help the patient to recover faster.”
She added, “The cannabis leaf can improve appetite and make people sleep well, and also be in a good mood.”
The hospital is known as being the first in Thailand to study marijuana and its ability to ease pain and extreme tiredness.