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It is now possible to cultivate and have marijuana in your possession - but the country still has some of the world's toughest drug laws. This is what tourists should know before visiting the country.

 

By Dave Owen

 

Tourists visiting Thailand have had to be extremely careful not to fall foul of its rules on cannabis and other drugs. Possession of even small quantities of marijuana can result in long prison sentences, with many Britons among those sent to jail.

 

Things are now changing, with the country's authorities deciding to legalise the cultivation and possession of the recreational drug, which also has medical uses. Visitors from the UK, however, are being reminded that Thailand still has some of the toughest drug laws in the world.

 

A total of 184,416 Brits travelled to Thailand in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic struck, according to the Visit Britain tourism website. They contributed a massive £278.87million towards the country's economy, which has experienced a tourism boom in recent decades.

 

The country's public health minister has declared they would be handing out one million marijuana seedlings earlier this month. The drug has also gone on sale at cafés in the capital Bangkok. However, Thai authorities have warned visitors that Thailand will not be turning into a weed wonderland.

 

Full story: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/thailand-drug-warning-uk-tourists-27248712

 

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Wait a minute.. we legalize cannabis, thane we put and age limit to it, than we forbid tourists to bring it/or maybe use it, but when there is a full moon party you use as much as you want, and grow at home if you have permission without any check ever....and surely it is forbidden in schools. But we freed already inmates who were punished for it

 

So confusing..... Would it not be better to scap the legalization and do a proper investigation, than a good education for the people and than legalize it??? Or just as in the Netherlands.. Go to a coffeeshop who has a license .........

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Are they implying that tourists are not permitted to have weed and the lifting of restrictions for its use only applies to Thais?

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5 hours ago, Dumbfounded said:

Are they implying that tourists are not permitted to have weed and the lifting of restrictions for its use only applies to Thais?

That sure will fly! Maybe double-pricing weed will help...

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17 hours ago, ikke1959 said:

 

 

So confusing..... 

Only if you are not a Buddhist grasshopper. 

From confusion comes clarity.

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So 1 thread on the legalisation of and then 100 on all the things you can't do with this fully legalised product. 

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