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  • Caught on cam: Teens blaze through vandalism at cannabis shop

    CCTV cameras captured a group of teenagers vandalising the Stoner Area cannabis shop in front of the Bang Saray Night Market in Sattahip. The incidents unfolded over several days, culminating in a brazen attack in the early hours of June 11. Approximately three days earlier, the same group of teenagers arrived at the shop armed with baseball bats, threatening staff…

  • Celebrating excellence in cannabis with The Thaiger Top Shelf Awards at Royal Queen Seeds

    This month, The Thaiger Top Shelf Awards returns to honour the hardworking pioneers and innovators in the Thai cannabis industry. This exclusive event promises an evening of recognition, networking, and celebration, set to take place at Euphoria in Royal Queen Seeds Bangkok on Friday, 14 June, from 7pm to 9pm. Recognising industry leaders The goal of The Thaiger Top Shelf…

  • Thai cannabis advocates ‘weed’ out opposition in Bangkok

    Cannabis advocates are rallying to protect the future of the plant in Thailand. Led by Prasitchai Nunual, the Secretary-General of the Network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, over 300 people are set to gather in front of the UN Office on Ratchadamnoen Avenue, aiming to march to the Government House. Their protest, scheduled for yesterday at 1pm, coincides…

  • Leaf, Laugh, Love at Royal Queen Seeds comedy night featuring Ankita Ghosh

    A night of comedy awaits at Royal Queen Seeds Thailand. On Sunday, June 2, from 8PM to 10PM at Euphoria. Located on the second floor of Royal Queen Seeds, this lively bar will host a hilarious stand-up comedy show that features the sensational Ankita Ghosh. Meet Ankita Ghosh Renowned Indian comedian, Ankita Ghosh, now residing in Vietnam, captivates her spectators…

  • Weed demand justice: Cannabis advocates’ reclassification rally in Bangkok

    Cannabis entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists gathered in Bangkok to protest the government’s plan to reclassify marijuana as a narcotic, only two years after its decriminalisation. The rally, held yesterday in front of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific headquarters, saw nearly 2,000 signatures collected to support a legal petition aimed at halting the government’s…

  • Cannabis crackdown: Only buds back on the blacklist

    Public Health Minister Somsak Thepsutin revealed that only cannabis buds will be reclassified as Category 5 narcotics, while the rest of the marijuana plant remains legal. This dramatic shift is set to clarify the murky waters of Thailand’s cannabis regulations, following Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s controversial pledge to recriminalise marijuana. “The new directive will specify that leaves, branches, roots, stems,…

  • Join the laughter for a cause at Royal Queen Seeds’ charity comedy event

    Royal Queen Seeds is excited to announce a special charity comedy event to be held on May 25 from 8PM to 10PM at their elegant cocktail lounge, Euphoria, located on the second floor in Asoke, Bangkok. This event aims to bring the community together for a night of laughter while raising crucial funds for those adversely affected by the ongoing…

  • Thailand faces cannabis reclassification deadline

    The Government of Thailand faces a rapidly approaching reclassification deadline set by cannabis advocacy groups. Cannabis Future Network, a prominent pro-cannabis group, stated last week that whether the Public Health Ministry intends to fully or partially reclassify cannabis, the decision must be backed by scientific evidence. The group has given the government 15 days to substantiate its stance. Reclassifying cannabis…

  • Thailand’s cannabis crackdown: High hopes hang in the balance

    Thailand’s cannabis industry faces an uncertain future as Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin spearheads a controversial meeting to reconsider the legal status of cannabis. The high-stakes discussion, involving Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin, and Minister of Justice Police Colonel Thavee Sodsong, aims to reclassify cannabis as a Category 5 narcotic. This move would restrict its…

  • Gunkul Engineering pulls the plug on cannabis investment

    Gunkul Engineering, a Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)-listed renewable energy firm, is halting its investment in the cannabis industry, awaiting clearer government regulations. The company, which ventured into cannabis and hemp through its subsidiary GK Hemp Group, has already spent nearly 500 million baht (US$14 million) on developing its cannabis project but is now pausing further expenditure. The firm’s decision…

  • Spicing up your desserts with cannabis

    Incorporating cannabis into your desserts opens a vista of tantalising new possibilities. Picture the simplicity and delight in preparing Rice Krispie Treats enhanced with Magical Butter flavour or experiencing s’mores enriched by the luxurious Full Melt Chocolate. Imagine the unparalleled, melt-in-your-mouth texture of marshmallows and chocolate, now augmented with an exhilarating layer of euphoria, or the classic crunch of sticky…

  • High times: Thai cannabis use soars, sparking reclassification talks

    The use of cannabis among young adults in Thailand has escalated tenfold in the past two years, drawing attention to the government’s plan to reclassify cannabis as a narcotic, according to the public health minister. The reclassification proposal is expected to be rooted in scientific evidence. Health Minister Somsak Thepsuthin yesterday highlighted the significance of empirical data in addressing the…

  • Thaiger Top Shelf Awards celebrates excellence in Thailand’s cannabis industry at LV Cannabis

    Within the booming cannabis industry in Thailand, The Thaiger Top Shelf Awards recognises outstanding contributions and innovation from diligent dispensaries. Back for the May edition, this recent one is scheduled for May 10 at LV Cannabis, 22 Sukhumvit branch, from 7PM to 10PM. You are welcome to come on down and find out who are the winners of this award…

  • Cabinet shake-up plants seeds for cannabis reform in Thailand

    The Thai Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin could spark high-stakes changes to the cannabis bill after former Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin replaced Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew. Cholnan, who led the charge in the cannabis debate, faced a blaze of controversy over the plant’s legalisation in 2022 by Anutin Charnvirakul, the former Public Health Minister, now doubling as…

  • Light up your 420 with OG Canna’s unbeatable deals in Bangkok

    The date of counterculture The date of counterculture is approaching, April 20 aka 420, as the hazy history of Thailand’s cannabis culture is highlighted since its legalisation in 2018 and decriminalisation in 2022. With that, OG Canna, one of the leading cannabis retailers in Thailand, is gearing up for the 420 celebrations in Bangkok beginning from April 20 to April…

  • Veterans abroad entrepreneurship networking event

    B-Good Dispensary, located at the vibrant 21 Market, is excited to host the Veterans Abroad Entrepreneurship Networking Event (V.A.N.) on Wednesday, April 25, 2024, from 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM. This event promises to be a landmark gathering for veterans who are exploring or already leading business ventures in Thailand. Veterans residing in Thailand are encouraged to join this exceptional…

  • Deputy PM supports regulated cannabis use in Thailand

    In a significant public announcement, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul voiced his stance on the ongoing cannabis debate in Thailand, declaring he supports regulated use. This followed an interview with Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on France 24, in which the leader suggested the reclassification of marijuana as an illicit substance due to its deemed harmful effects on Thai society.…

  • Thai government considers recriminalising cannabis

    Thai Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew conveyed his apprehension about the general public’s disagreement with the Pheu Thai Party’s plan to criminalise cannabis once again. This apprehension arose following Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s recent interview with France 24, a French state-owned news channel, where he revealed the government’s intent to control cannabis use, which has been decriminalised since 2022. In…

  • Anticipation builds for the Thaiger Top Shelf Awards at Royal Queen Seeds

    The cannabis industry in Thailand is full of promising innovations that are a result of the booming growth of legalised cannabis. With that, the Thaiger Top Shelf Awards highlight these achievements, celebrating excellence, innovation, and community engagement. With the awards ceremony set for April 5 at the renowned Royal Queen Seeds, from 7 pm to 9 pm, excitement is in…

  • Phetchabun: Cannabis-induced hallucination triggers police chase

    A 23 year old man experienced a hallucinatory episode after consuming cannabis, leading to a high-speed chase and subsequent arrest by local police. The incident began when the young man, identified only as Amorn, rode his motorcycle through a community area without a helmet, number plate, or necessary documentation. His erratic behaviour and modified vehicle caught the attention of police…

  • CISW medical cannabis festival comes to Pattaya

    In a groundbreaking announcement, Dr Kampon Sriwatanakul, chairman of the Thailand National Charter of Health and other industry bigwigs, unveiled plans for the much-anticipated CISW MedCann Festival International (CMCF) 2024 for medical cannabis. This year’s CMCF pledges to dazzle attendees with an array of innovative products, exclusive items, and exhilarating activities, all centred around the burgeoning medical cannabis sector. Acting…

  • A night of recognition and networking at the Thaiger Top Shelf Club Awards ceremony

    The Thaiger is thrilled to announce the upcoming Thaiger Top Shelf Club Awards, a prestigious evening dedicated to recognising outstanding achievements within the cannabis industry. Set against the vibrant backdrop of High Garden by Four Twenty, Bangkok, this event promises an unforgettable night of celebration, networking, and industry insights, starting at 7.00 PM this Friday, March 8 and continuing into…

  • High stakes: Phuket police weed out illegal marijuana trade

    Phuket Provincial Police is intensifying its efforts to halt the illegal marijuana trade on the tropical paradise island. The move arrives in response to public grievances about foreigners unlawfully importing cannabis flowers and hosting impromptu gatherings. Heading the charge is Phuket Provincial Police Commander, Police Major General Sinlert Sukhum, who recently convened with the Phuket Cannabis Association to strategise methods…

  • Mike Tyson’s Thailand high: The cannabis 2.0 comeback

    In an exclusive interview with Mike Tyson, the boxing legend revealed his daring venture into Thailand’s cannabis market with Tyson 2.0, sparking both business strategy and personal mission. In a deep dive discussion, Tyson unveils the intertwined relationship between cannabis and combat sports, recounting his escapade in Thailand and the serendipity that spared him from the long arm of the…

  • The changing tides of cannabis in Thailand

    Thailand’s journey with the cannabis ban has taken a notable turn. Initially celebrated for decriminalising cannabis and becoming a leader in Asia for cannabis reform, the country is now considering a significant change in its cannabis policy. Thailand’s initial decriminalisation On June 9, 2022, Thailand made headlines by decriminalising cannabis, a move that led to the rapid growth of a…

  • Thaiger Top Shelf Club: A new era for cannabis enthusiasts in Thailand

    In an unprecedented move that ushers in a significant evolution within Thailand’s cannabis culture, The Thaiger proudly unveils the launch of the Thaiger Top Shelf Club. This innovative online platform, accessible at our Cannabis Top Shelf website, is poised to become the definitive hub for cannabis industry leaders who desire to showcase their premiere experiences and high-quality products. A new destination…

  • Eco cannabis practices in thailand

    The green pot movement In Thailand, the push for eco-friendly practices within the cannabis industry has led to the emergence of the Green pot movement. This initiative is not just a trend; it’s a transformation of the cannabis industry towards sustainability and responsibility. You’re part of a global shift that sees the value in protecting the environment while enjoying the…

  • Thai transwoman betrayed by friend and caught in Hong Kong cannabis bust

    A Thai man allegedly betrayed a transwoman friend by hiding cannabis in her luggage, leading to her arrest in Hong Kong. More than 30 other victims of the Thai man came forward to expose his fraudulent behaviour. The Facebook account, Pat Catty, shared a story of her transwoman friend on January 25 and urged netizens to be aware of a…

  • Hazy highway: Foreign duo sparks backlash for road trip cannabis cruise in Sukhumvit, Bangkok

    Two foreign men faced criticism from Thai netizens after a video of them smoking cannabis on a motorcycle on a road in the Sukhumvit neighbourhood of Bangkok went viral on social media. The Twitter account, Red Skull, shared a video of the two foreigners yesterday, November 26. They were reportedly riding in Soi Sukhumvit 23 near the popular entertainment venue,…

  • Thailand’s Public Health Ministry finalises Cannabis-Hemp Act draft

    The Cannabis-Hemp Act‘s first draft has been completed by the Public Health Ministry, and despite public speculation, cannabis will not be reclassified as a narcotic. According to Public Health Minister Chonlanan Srikaew, the new legislation is a refined version of the initial draft, now streamlined from 94 to approximately 70 sections. The updated version addresses public concerns and closes loopholes…