A Model of Key Success Factors in Public Policy of Marijuana in Alternative Medicine
The purpose of this research article was to develop a model of key success factors in public policy of marijuana in alternative medicine. Qualitative research was designed by using seminar, focus group discussion and documentary study. The target group were medical educators, traditional doctors, and related government personnel. Research tools were guidelines for seminar and focus group discussion. Data were analyzed using content analysis and analytic induction. Results showed that key success factors in public policy of marijuana in alternative medicine depended on National Strategy of Thai wisdom and health, Mediator of management, and integration with Buddhist principle of the Four Right Efforts. This Buddhist principle consisted of 1) the effort to prevent, 2) the effort to overcome, 3) the effort to develop, and 4) the effort to maintain. Mediator of management is an essential component to transfer the National Strategy of Thai wisdom and health into effective implementation composed of availability, acceptability, accessibility, affordability, and administration. There are four key success factors of public policy namely clearly goals, health politics and action, public health resources, community health issues. This developed model is the scenario for further research design for public policy of marijuana in alternative medicine.