Thu. May 26th, 2022

Former Takhiantia councilman turned kratom farmer nurtures his 50,000 legalized plants that are now making him a decent living.

A former Takhiantia councilman has traded in politics for kratom now that the once illegal plant has been decriminalized.

Chachanlapol Boonsamer, 72, showed reporters his eight-rai kratom farm with 50,000 plants May 12.

He said that after the government officially allowed kratom cultivation in August, he seriously studied the plant and tried to cultivate kratom for commercial sales to generate income for his family.

Chachanlapol said that he began planting kratom six months ago by buying Red Vein kratom seeds from Surat Thani at 10,000 baht a kilogram. A kilogram of kratom seeds can grow 1 million plants.

Now, he already sold over 10,000 kratom trees and has a variety of sizes: 40-centimeter plants sell for 35-40 baht.

Chachanlapol shows off his Red Vein kratom seeds which he bought from Surat Thani, saying one kilogram of kratom seeds can grow 1 million plants.

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