Popular Post webfact 167159 Posted March 7 Popular Post Share Posted March 7 Whistleblower extraordinaire Chuwit Kamolvisit has thrown down the gauntlet in an all-out attack on the Bhumjaithai Party and its leader Anutin Charnvirakul. He has called on the public to treat the May election as a referendum on pot as other parties including Pheu Thai Party and presumed PM nominee Paetongtarn Shinawatra smell blood over the Bhumjaithai Party’s and Anutin’s controversial push to decriminalise cannabis or marijuana which is fast rising to the top of the General Election agenda together with corruption and the economy. by Joseph O' Connor Cannabis policy is turning into an electoral nightmare for the Bhumjaithai Party with growing public opposition to the recreational free for all and the easy access to it being seen throughout the country, something that is now being plugged into by opposition parties and activist firebrand Chuwit Kamolvisit. This opposition is being bolstered by growing and highly credible medical evidence suggesting both mental and physical health problems of a serious nature are linked to the regular use of cannabis. In November, an authoritative Lancet published study showed firm evidence of mental health deterioration linked with pot use across all age groups but particularly among young adults while just this week a huge study in California compared the use of pot to using tobacco with both activities causing inflammation and impacting the body’s cardiovascular system. Chuwit Kamolvisit has thrown down the gauntlet to the Bhumjaithai Party and called for the May General Election to become a referendum on the widespread recreational use of cannabis or marijuana in the kingdom. He said he would declare victory in his challenge if the Bhumjaithai Party was kicked out of government after the poll. It comes after Pheu Thai Party’s potential nominee for prime minister Paetongtarn Shinawatra told a bigger-than-expected crowd in the Bhumjaithai Party’s heartland of Buriram on Sunday that a vote for her party was a vote for sweeping the province clean of all narcotics including cannabis and its harmful effect on Thai children. A buoyant Pheu Thai took the General Election fight into the heartland of the Bhumjaithai Party’s support base on Sunday last when large numbers of the party faithful turned out to hear key leaders of the country’s biggest party including the leader Dr Cholnan Srikaew and presumed prime ministerial nominee Paetongtarn Shinawatra. Full story: https://www.thaiexaminer.com/thai-news-foreigners/2023/03/07/general-election-a-referendum-on-cannabis-bhumjaithai-chuwit/ -- © Copyright Thai Examiner 2023-03-07 - Cigna offers a range of visa-compliant plans that meet the minimum requirement of medical treatment, including COVID-19, up to THB 3m. For more information on all expat health insurance plans click here. The most versatile and flexible rental investment and holiday home solution in Thailand - click for more information. 2 1 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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