Thailand Legalize Cannabis June 2022

After Uruguay and Canada, Thailand decriminalized marijuana on June 9, 2022, making it the first nation in Asia. For Thailand, which has been regarded as one of the most restrictive nations in the world regarding marijuana use, this is a significant step.

Since the legalization of cannabis, more than 1.1 million Thais have applied for licenses to cultivate the plant, around 4,200 prisoners were released as a result of the decriminalisation on the same day and more than 6,000 shops have opened up shop all over the nation, many of which lack adequate quality control. Sales of cannabis products, are prohibited to minors (under 20-years-old), pregnant women, and breastfeeding women.

Thailand has not yet officially decriminalized marijuana use for recreational purposes, Cannabis smoking is legal for personal use in private areas but prohibited in public areas by the Public Health Act 2535 BE with the fine being up to 25,000 Baht.
Cannabis or hemp extracts containing less than 0.2% THC is allowed without any restrictions.
Unofficially, though, Thailand has emerged as the Amsterdam of the East thanks to the thousands of recreational cannabis shops that are currently operating there.

“In this bright future you can’t forget your past.”

Bob Marley

What is the new cannabis policy 2024 in Thailand?

The last News January 2024 This prompted the newly elected government in 2023 to review the country’s cannabis policy and establish clear legislation. Under the proposed legislation, cannabis will be strictly for medical use, explicitly prohibiting its recreational use. Cannabis and cannabis-related products will be limited to medical and health purposes only, the bill states, echoing Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s pledge in September that his new government will “rectify” laws on cannabis within the next six months.
CNN Wed January 17, 2024

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