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Siam Rath carried a report quoting the secretary of the Narcotics Control Board in relation to regulations in the pipeline about kratom.

 

The plant was taken off the Class 5 narcotics list earlier than marijuana that followed in June. 

 

Regulations about the latter are expected to be announced next month though this report didn't mention that eagerly awaited day. 

 

Wichai Chaimongkhol said that kratom regulations would be announced shortly then in the Government Gazette, after which there will be a mandatory waiting period.

 

He said that the main thrust of the rules will be to protect the Thai kratom industry from imports and ensure that vulnerable people - like children and pregnant women - are protected.

 

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There will also be statutes related to price protection for farmers. 

 

The media noted that the regulations have the support of the justice minister Somsak Thepsuthin. 

So what about marijuana that was legalized on June 9th when it was taken off the narcotics list too.

This has left a limbo period when growers, sellers and consumers have been left in doubt as to what the future holds.

 

The House committee forulating laws was expected to announce its findings by September and with that less than two weeks away many in Thailand and abroad will be anxiously waiting to see what happens. 

Far more foreigners - even tourists - are concerned about weed than kratom, notes ASEAN NOW. 

 

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Like kratom, protection for Thai marijuana growers is a given but what price protections will there be for growers and consumers?

 

Many are complaining that the price post legalization in Thailand is too high while others want to see stricter limits in many areas. 

 

Taxation is likely to feature as Thailand moves forward into uncharted territory regarding both kratom and marijuana. 

 

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I think some form of taxation is to be expected. After all, that's the easiest way to ensure that Government gets it's share of the new revenue source..

 

A VAT/GST tax is the simplest way to do that. I believe loose tobacco also, as an example, has a small tax built into retail sales.

 

I don't have a problem with this..

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I wonder how many of the "perpetually concerned" actually know anything about the things they are concerned about. Also how many of them have based their concern on information other than the usual outdated and fiction based  "reefer madness" type propaganda that has been their only source of information for their entire lives    Not many would be the correct answer

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Kratom exported to UK. My wife buys it in a local Asian Min-Market and makes an infusion with the leaves which she drinks before bed to overcome RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome)........and it works.😴

 

 

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10 hours ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Kratom exported to UK. My wife buys it in a local Asian Min-Market and makes an infusion with the leaves which she drinks before bed to overcome RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome)........and it works.😴

 

 

Does she have a recipe for restless hands?

asking for a friend

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5 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Does she have a recipe for restless hands?

asking for a friend

Yes, the medical term is amputation, whatever that is........

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1 hour ago, PETERTHEEATER said:

Yes, the medical term is amputation, whatever that is........

 I'll tell my friend to wait a while.

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