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Thailand’s cannabis legal vacuum spawns multibillion-baht business plus health concerns


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Thailand has spent more than six months trying to pass a law to control the use of cannabis, but this legal vacuum is likely to continue for some time.

 

Many lawmakers believe the Marijuana and Hemp Bill, which has already been shot down once, will not be passed during this Parliament, which is scheduled to be dissolved in March for a general election tentatively scheduled for May 7.

 

Meanwhile, the legal vacuum has spawned businesses ranging from plush cannabis emporiums to streetside spliff stalls to food trucks serving ganja-spiked hamburgers. Backpackers on Bangkok’s Khao San Road now have several cannabis parlors to choose from.

 

“This is happening because we don’t have a specific law governing the use of marijuana,” said Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn. “While the authorities have introduced some regulations to control marijuana use, enforcement is lax. Police don’t make arrests because they think they are not legally authorized to do so”.

 

Pot up for grabs

 

Cannabis was listed as a Category 5 narcotic until 2019 when the government lifted the ban and decided to legalize it for medical use. The herb’s journey toward full legalization, however, only gained momentum after the Bhumjaithai Party, whose leader Anutin Charnvirakul is now the public health minister, joined the ruling coalition.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thailands-cannabis-legal-vacuum-spawns-multibillion-baht-business-plus-health-concerns/

 

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Just arrived and Shocking to see it sold on street table side and all these fancy stores. 1 store sold cold beer and lounge upstairs.   I asked if beer ok 2-5 and he said sure we not 7-11.   

So can you take it in carry on domestic flights? 

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1 hour ago, Elkski said:

Just arrived and Shocking to see it sold on street table side and all these fancy stores. 1 store sold cold beer and lounge upstairs.   I asked if beer ok 2-5 and he said sure we not 7-11.   

So can you take it in carry on domestic flights? 

 

I would assume that you can, but like alcohol I would stow it with luggage and not as carry-on

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So now gals on soi Cowboy now drinking and smoking.   I do think many of the top lookers stayed in their lucrative webs on the net. 

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21 hours ago, webfact said:

“This is happening because we don’t have a specific law governing the use of marijuana,” said Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn. “While the authorities have introduced some regulations to control marijuana use, enforcement is lax. Police don’t make arrests because they think they are not legally authorized to do so”.

The usual Thailand cart before the horse..

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from the article....

 

“If you consume marijuana today, you may still feel okay next year. But you may start feeling the consequences after 10 years,” the doctor said, adding that the use of marijuana by children can lead to heart disease, stunted intelligence and many other problems.

 

please back up this bs statement with some facts agent smith.

 

more nonsense from people who have clearly not educated themselves. 

 

why is he talking about use in children ? that is illegal and the relative authorities and/or parents need to be more involved in order to make sure this sort of thing is kept minimal. there will always be incidents over time as you can never stop everyone all the time.

 

can any of you say you don't remember a friend smoking cigs or drinking alcohol underage ? 

 

ill wait in silence. 

 

 

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