Cannabis law

STARTING DATE: 9 Jun 2022

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TOTAL UPDATE: 488 STORIES

Cannabis was removed from Thailand's Category 5 narcotics list on June 9, 2022.

Cannabis law
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6 Aug 2022

Head psychiatrist warns of pot use, calls for govt action

Psychiatrists are concerned that easier access to cannabis is putting people with mental health disorders at greater risk, said Dr Chawanan Charnsil, head of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand yesterday.

6 Aug 2022 3
3 Aug 2022

Cannabis use a recipe for road chaos

The decriminalisation of cannabis, which took effect on June 9, has triggered wide debate across Thai society. While the bold policy aims at promoting the controversial plant for medical purposes, there are growing concerns over misuse, including driving under the influence of cannabis as well as underage consumption.

3 Aug 2022 31
Cannabis use a recipe for road chaos
1 Aug 2022

Consumption of cannabis drink leads to arrest at Malaysian border

Two Thais were detained for three days at a Malaysian border checkpoint near Satun province after consuming drinks containing cannabis before crossing to Malaysia.

1 Aug 2022 9
Consumption of cannabis drink leads to arrest at Malaysian border
30 Jul 2022

Pharmacist group takes aim at weed

The Rural Pharmacist Society yesterday issued a statement calling for cannabis to be used for medicinal purposes only.

30 Jul 2022 2
29 Jul 2022

Pharmacists: End unrestricted growing of cannabis

The Rural Pharmacists Club wants the government to stop allowing people to freely grow cannabis, to protect young people.

29 Jul 2022 22
Pharmacists: End unrestricted growing of cannabis
28 Jul 2022

Baffled by pot memo

The Ministry of Public Health recalled an urgent letter shortly after it was sent to police asking them to take legal action against those who failed to seek permits related to the use of cannabis.

28 Jul 2022 60
Baffled by pot memo
28 Jul 2022

Toothpaste? Snacks? Thailand's new legal cannabis

Thai businesses are cashing in with cannabis-infused products like toothpaste, bubble tea, soap, and snacks after the government legaliหed the plant and its extract this year, generating a wave of interest in the drug. Olivia Chan has more. - REUTERS

28 Jul 2022
Toothpaste? Snacks? Thailand's new legal cannabis
27 Jul 2022

Health ministry withdraws demand for punishment of cannabis abusers

The Public Health Ministry has withdrew its written request for the police to take legal action against unauthorised sellers of cannabis and will revise it to protect vendors and household users.

27 Jul 2022 5
Health ministry withdraws demand for punishment of cannabis abusers
27 Jul 2022

No rollback

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has refused to back down from his decision to decriminalise cannabis despite calls for the policy to be immediately suspended.

27 Jul 2022 126
No rollback
27 Jul 2022

Cannabis importer summoned

The Customs Department director-general has assigned a representative to file a complaint with police against an individual going by the name Julpaos Kresopon for making a false declaration to customs authorities regarding the type of goods he was importing.

27 Jul 2022