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  • Thailand Cannabis Guide

    How cannabis fits in Thai Communities

    Get ready to dive into the heart-pounding excitement of local communities across the UK, where the rise of cannabis is setting the stage for some truly thrilling discussions about their impact and how they’re weaving into the fabric of society. This journey through the evolving landscape reveals an inspiring story: these groups aren’t just changing minds; they’re actively rolling up…

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    Investing in Thailand’s cannabis industry

    Thailand is on the brink of a new chapter, welcoming cannabis with open arms, not just as an ancient herb but as a powerhouse of economic and therapeutic promise. The Land of Smiles is now extending an invitation to investors and entrepreneurs, urging them to join this vibrant psychedelic renaissance. As you step into the ever-changing landscape of Thailand’s cannabis…

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    Cannabis pricing in Thailand: A path to equitable market practices

    In Thailand, the price of cannabis varies significantly, but there are gems to be found. For instance, at DJ Cannabis, tourists and locals alike have discovered Thai Cannabis for as low as 70 baht per gram, a price that’s hard to beat. This guide aims to shed light on the cannabis pricing landscape in Thailand, helping you make informed decisions…

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    Thailand’s cannabis challenge: Boom or bust for entrepreneurs?

    Navigating the cannabis industry in Thailand presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs. With the market flourishing, the journey isn’t without its hurdles. Key among these is the landscape of evolving regulations, which often come across as vague and unclear. This ambiguity can make it tricky for businesses to stay compliant and ahead of the curve. The…

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    Thailand’s ONCB hosts dialogue following decriminalisation of cannabis and kratom

    Hot on the trail of the decriminalisation of cannabis and kratom, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) hosted a dialogue dubbed Perspectives and Feedbacks After Cannabis and Kratom Left the Narcotics Act. The main aim of the discourse was to amass opinions from various stakeholders, focusing on methods to protect the youth and children from potential abuse of…

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    Cannabis legalisation in Thailand: Social attitudes on marijuana

    Thailand’s journey with cannabis has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. From its traditional roots in medicine and cuisine, brought over from India to its criminalization in the mid-20th century, the narrative around cannabis has seen dramatic shifts. The term ‘ganja’, reflecting its Indian origins, once symbolized its cultural significance. The turn of the century marked a pivotal change in…

  • Thailand Cannabis Guide

    The pros and cons of cannabis legalisation in Thailand

    Asia’s approach to drug enforcement has often been painted with a broad brush, characterised by rigid penalties and a no-tolerance policy. From ‘hard’ drugs like heroin to substances like cannabis, the continent has maintained an unwavering war against illicit substances. Thailand’s cannabis laws are no exception. For years, whether for locals or foreigners, the use of cannabis was an offence…

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    The rise of cannabis art and expression in Thailand

    In recent years, Thailand has become a hotspot for a unique blend of culture and controversy, particularly around the topic of cannabis. With its recent decriminalization, the country has seen an explosion of creativity and expression in the form of cannabis art. This emerging scene is not just about the plant itself but also the broader implications of freedom, identity,…

  • Cannabis News

    Cannabis bill to be reviewed, focusing on medical use only

    Cannabis will come under scrutiny as new Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew announced the formation of a committee to analyse a bill to regulate the plant. The primary objective, he insisted yesterday, is to ensure the use of cannabis remains strictly within the medical and health realm, prohibiting any recreational use. The cannabis and hemp bill, sponsored by the Bhumjaithai…

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    Supreme court dismisses cannabis case against former Health Minister Anutin

    The Supreme Administrative Court has put an end to a lawsuit targeting the former Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul over his legalisation of cannabis. The plaintiffs, who took legal action against the former minister, have been categorically defined as not being direct victims of the legalisation of cannabis, hence their case has been dismissed. This news follows in the…

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    High hopes: Public Health Minister plants seeds for ongoing medical cannabis policy success

    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul strongly advocates for the continuation of the current medical cannabis policy under the incoming health ministership. He asserts that, if used correctly, cannabis provides immense benefits to users. This discussion took place at the Public Health Ministry, where he expressed confidence that the new government would not terminate the ‘cannabis for medical treatments’ policy. He…

  • Cannabis News

    Thai network petitions for home-grown cannabis and 5-year import ban

    The Cannabis Future Network in Thailand is gathering signatures for a petition, aiming to accumulate 10,000 names to urge parliament to continue its reading of the Cannabis-Hemp Act. This legislation, if passed, would permit citizens to cultivate marijuana at home and prohibit the importation of cannabis products for half a decade. Prasitchai Nunual, the head of the network, yesterday stated…

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    Thailand’s Cannabis Future Network warns parties against reinstating plant as narcotic

    The Cannabis Future Network in Thailand has called upon three alliance parties not to reinstate cannabis as a narcotic drug, referring to the decision as “getting the first shirt button wrong” and potentially leading to further issues. The network leader, Prasitchai Nunual, expressed his concerns on their Facebook fan page, stating that the ad-hoc committee responsible for discussing the removal…

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    Cannabis shop near top school suspended amid licence scrutiny

    A cannabis shop near the prestigious St Joseph Convent School on Silom Road has had its licence suspended for one month by the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM). The dispensary had been operating for six months before receiving criticism due to its proximity to the all-girls school. DTAM’s director-general, Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, revealed that the suspension was a…

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    Cannabis shops near schools allowed amid lack of specific law

    Cannabis dispensaries are currently allowed to operate near schools in Thailand, as there is no specific legislation controlling their locations, according to the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM). However, the Public Health Ministry has prohibited the sale of cannabis to individuals under 20 years old, with penalties including a one-year prison sentence, a fine of up to…

  • Cannabis News

    Amsterdam institutes red light cannabis ban

    While Thailand has turned into a cannabis-free-for-all, some have warned that legalisation leads to a destructive path to crime and degeneration. Those defending legislation have pointed to places where cannabis has been legal for years without becoming Sodom & Gomorrah, like some US states and, famously, Amsterdam. But now authorities in Amsterdam have announced plans to ban street smoking of…

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    Cannabis fate discussed today by Narcotics Control Board

    Today is the day the future of cannabis in Thailand will be decided. The Office of the Narcotics Control Board is meeting to discuss proposals calling for the plant to once again be classified as a Type 5 drug. But some powerful political figures insist that the board is powerless to stop the legalised proliferation of cannabis. Minister of Public…

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    Cannabis supporters plan Tuesday rally during Narcotics Board meeting

    Proponents of the legalisation of cannabis in Thailand are proactively planning rallies at Government House to coincide with a meeting of the Narcotics Control Board. The meeting on Tuesday will discuss the anti-cannabis push to revert the plant back to a Type 5 narcotic. The advocates are urging politicians to support the Cannabis-Hemp Bill in an official letter they are…

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    New moves to criminalise cannabis shrugged off by Anutin

    Amid moves to walk back the legalisation of cannabis, Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul shrugged off the attempt to criminalise the herb again. Anutin, who also serves as deputy prime minister, says that the debate over cannabis is decided and done. Opponents of legalisation are pushing for cannabis to be reclassified as a Type 5 narcotic, which would be…

  • Cannabis News

    Cannabis flower bud now a controlled substance with restrictions

    The walk-backs have begun for the unrestricted cannabis swell in Thailand. In a new edict coming into effect today, the Ministry of Public Health has tightened the rules on who can grow and sell cannabis, and where. The new edict, already published in the Royal Gazette making it official, now supersedes the original announcement legalising and decriminalising cannabis on June…

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    Fun while it lasted: New resolution to ban cannabis cigarettes

    Thailand decriminalised the growing, sale, possession, and use of cannabis last month with very few rules or regulations in place to manage the newly legalised drug. Politicians soon announced that they had thought the legalisation would be used mainly for medical purposes, and never intended for it to be a legal recreational drug. Now government officials are taking steps to…

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    Who is growing cannabis on Parliament grounds?

    The legalisation of marijuana in Thailand came with very little oversight or restrictions, but one of the few rules quickly established was that no government officials or locations could grow, sell, or consume the plant. But over 100 cannabis plants have been discovered on the grounds of the Parliament in Bangkok this weekend. On Friday, furious winds tore down a…

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    Medicinal Green, Street Hawkers and Travelling to Thailand by train | GMT

    Phuket hastens assistance for 900 illegally built small hotels. Travel between Thailand and Malaysia by train for just 50 baht (RM7). Bhumjaithai didn’t push cannabis legalisation for recreational use. Move Forward MP accused of sexually assaulting 4 teen girls. Bangkok plans to give the city’s hawkers a roof over their heads. Thailand ramps up monkey population control efforts. All this…

  • Cannabis News

    Warning to Thai travellers: Don’t take cannabis to other countries

    With the decriminalisation of cannabis on June 9, many in Thailand have gone buckwild with the newfound freedom to grow, sell, and partake of the popular plant. The government is taking steps to rein in the free-for-all and bring some regulations and restrictions to its usage, and now they’re warning people to keep in mind that legalisation in Thailand does…

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    Cannabis flowers to become a “controlled herb” in Thailand

    In response to public concern about recreational abuse of cannabis since its decriminalisation last week, Thailand’s Health Minister has signed a ministerial regulation to make cannabis flowers – the part of the plant with high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol – a “controlled herb.” The legislation specifies who is and isn’t allowed to access the THC-rich flowers. The legislation will come into…

  • Crime News

    Sixteen tonnes of confiscated cannabis to be returned to drug offenders in Thailand

    In Thailand, police are giving drug offenders their cannabis back. Now that the plant is no longer considered an illicit narcotic, Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) plans to return 16 tonnes of confiscated marijuana to its original owners, according to the board’s Secretary General Wichai Chaimongkol. The stockpiled cannabis is valued at 110 million baht. Yesterday, all…

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    More than 3,000 ‘cannabis convicts’ to be released from Thai prison tomorrow

    Tomorrow, 3,071 prisoners locked up for cannabis-related drug crimes will be released from prisons all over Thailand. Thailand’s Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin ordered the Department of Corrections to release the prisoners tomorrow, June 9, when cannabis will be delisted as a Category 5 narcotic. Currently, there are 4,075 inmates in Thailand convicted of marijuana-related offences. A total of 3,071 of…

  • Cannabis News

    Decriminalisation of cannabis in Thailand: Can I get high or not?

    As “Ganja Day” approaches on June 9, Thailand’s Ministry of Health wants to be clear about one thing: Smoking cannabis recreationally in public is a criminal offence punishable by three months imprisonment and a fine of up to 25,000 baht. However, smoking cannabis in private is a different story. Cannabis smoke has been written into new legislation as a “public…

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    Smoking cannabis recreationally is still illegal, warns Department of Public Health

    Cannabis smoke is a “public nuisance” and smoking it recreationally – at home or in public – is illegal, warns Thailand’s Department of Public Health. From June 9, growing cannabis plants at home will become legal, but smoking cannabis recreationally will remain a punishable offence. The only prerequisite to legally growing cannabis at home, from June 9, is downloading and…

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    Government hospitals in Thailand allowed to prescribe cannabis oil for free

    Yesterday, the Ministry of Public Health announced that 3 types of cannabis oil have been added to Thailand’s National List of Essential Medicines, or NLEM. Now that cannabis is listed as an “essential medicine”, government hospitals may freely prescribe cannabis extract oil to patients in selected circumstances, according to Thailand’s Government Pharmaceutical Organisation, or the GPO. The first type of…