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Man arrested for growing 1,200 cannabis plants

Caitlin Ashworth

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Police have arrested a man growing 1,200 cannabis plants in Eastern Thailand this morning. After a tip about the illegal marijuana plantation, police raided and uprooted the hundreds of cannabis plants, reporting that they weighed over 500 kilograms, according to Bangkok Post.

The marijuana was planted on land near the Pang Sida National Park, in Sa Kaeo. The farm covered around 6 rai of land, or about 2.4 acres.

Police arrested 46 year old Supachai Boonpro who had no ownership documents for the land. He told police that he doesn’t partake in the crop he was growing. Police gave the man a urine test and it came out clean.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Ed

    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 9:58 am

    I think the problem with these attempts at humourous endings is that instead of forging your own fresh and pithy style, as you may think you are doing, it reads like a high school newspaper. It’s also jarring for your readership to stumble through such clumsy phrasing, when they are used to reading higher level journalism.

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    Mangosteen

    Monday, May 25, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    To be honest. I couldn’t agree more Ed, and my colleages agree too. I think they have been used to writing up quirky non news and copying real news sources for too long, without ever doing investigative journalism, this is over their heads and delivered poorly.

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    Your Momma

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Agreed. Rephrasing news from other sources isn’t groundbreaking journalism. How about doing a bit of work… Discuss the movement for legalization for instance…

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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