Indonesian police burn 11 hectare marijuana plantation

Indonesian police burned an 11–hectare marijuana plantation in Aceh, North Sumatra, on Wednesday (March 8) after it was discovered by local authorities last month. “Combined with another field in West Aceh the total area is 43 hectares,…

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2022: A roller-coaster ride for Thailand’s cannabis industry

Thailand started 2022 with the bright hope that cannabis would be made completely legal. However, as the year draws to a close, calls for cannabis to be returned to the…

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Thai medics call for immediate end to recreational use of cannabis

Hundreds of doctors and alumni of the Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, have issued a statement demanding an immediate end to the recreational use of cannabis, claiming…

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Anutin challenged for decriminalisation of cannabis ahead of appropriate legislation

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was accused today (Tuesday), by the Opposition, of deliberately creating a “legal vacuum” in Thailand, in which there is no law to enable control…

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Will cannabis legalization without regulation come back to burn Thailand?

The legalization of cannabis in Thailand on June 9 brought a huge vacuum in the regulation of “pot” across the country. More than a month later, there is still very…

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Brazilian arrested in Indonesia carrying cannabis bought in Thailand

A Brazilian student was caught at Bali airport in Indonesia with 9.1 grams of cannabis, which he had allegedly bought in Thailand, prompting warnings to both Thais and foreigners travelling…

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Thai secondary student hides cannabis in a water bottle for school

Dr. Sutheera Uerpairojkit, a paediatrician at Ramathibodi Hospital, posted the story on her Facebook page of a secondary student who secretly brought cannabis to school in a water bottle and…

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Westerner hospitalised in Pattaya with self-inflicted wounds

A Norwegian man was rushed to hospital in Pattaya today (Thursday), for treatment of serious knife wounds to his abdomen, believed to be self-inflicted. Police said that they did not…

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Six minors in Thailand suffer undesirable symptoms after consuming cannabis

A 3-year-old girl was among six minors who developed undesirable effects between June 21st and 26th after knowingly or unknowingly consuming cannabis or food containing cannabis, according to the Royal…

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Society needs to learn how to use Cannabis and Hemp

Thailand is not the first country to legalize the cultivation and sale of cannabis and hemp for recreational use, but it requires a well-planned approach and preparation to ensure people’s…

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Multiple governments have legalized the planting and sale of cannabis for recreational use, but such action requires good preparation including mandated and widespread warnings. (Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha / AFP)

Cannabis, not COVID-19, to feature at upcoming censure

Two months ago, the coronavirus would have still been a “sexy” topic at the no-confidence debate. But the relevant numbers are going down, and economic suffering has been too related…

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Cannabis THC content test kits developed by Thailand’s Medical Sciences Dept.

The Thai Medical Sciences Department has developed a kit which can test whether the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis oil and other extracts exceeds the legal limit of 0.2%…

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Guidelines issued on how to spot negative symptoms caused by cannabis

Thailand’s Medical Service Department has offered advice on how to identify undesirable symptoms which may be caused by cannabis or its extracts. Symptoms associated with the heart, such as heart…

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Cannabis ban imposed on schools, pot smoking in public banned from Friday

The Thai Ministry of Education has issued a set of regulations, applied in all schools since yesterday (Thursday), to prevent abuse of cannabis and hemp among students and teaching staff,…

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Regulation signed to make cannabis flowers a controlled herb in Thailand

Cannabis flowers, which contain a higher level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than other parts of the plant, have been classified as a controlled herb, under a new ministerial regulation already signed…

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Law to control cannabis or hemp emission nuisance already effective

People who smoke cannabis or hemp in public are warned that they may face a 3-month jail term and/or a maximum fine of 25,000 baht, if they are convicted of…

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Buri Ram holds Thailand’s first major cannabis exhibition

Public Health Minister and Leader of Bhumjaithai Party Anutin Charnvirakul officiated at the opening of a cannabis exhibition today (Friday), at the Buriram International Circuit in the north-eastern province, to…

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Cannabis in food and for use in Thailand sees brisk sales following decriminalisation

Cannabis has suddenly become a fad among many Thai eateries, which are openly offering food and drinks containing cannabis after the plant, as well as hemp, were removed from the…

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Rush to register cannabis and hemp cultivation overwhelms system

More than 100,000 people rushed to register to grow cannabis and hemp plants, through the Thai Food and Drug Administration’s (TFDA) website, and the “plookganja” application this morning (Thursday),…

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Thailand’s Cannabis and Hemp Bill sails through 1st reading in Lower House

The Lower House overwhelmingly passed the first reading of the Bhumjaithai party’s Cannabis and Hemp Bill yesterday (Wednesday), which will legalise the controlled use, production, sale, import and export of…

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Thais will be able to grow marijuana for personal use, while businesses can cultivate the herb on a large scale to produce cosmetics, food, and innovative products, beginning June 9. (Photo by David Gabrić)

What is and isn’t allowed as Thailand legalizes pot

On June 9 (Thursday), cannabis and hemp finally become legal in Thailand and can be used not just for medical purposes but also as a cash crop. Thais will be…

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Chef Noom prepare a cannabis-infused menu at the event.

Thai Michelin-starred chef’s take on culinary cannabis

Chefs and foodies welcome a return of cannabis to Thai kitchen. It has made an exciting scene for gastronomy. Edibles or cannabis-infused food are of great taste but they are…

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Marijuana activists hand out free joints to vaccinated New Yorkers on April 20, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

‘Joints for jabs’: free marijuana for vaccinated New Yorkers

New Yorkers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 were able to get an unlikely freebie Tuesday: a marijuana joint. Activists celebrating the recent legalization of recreational pot in New York state handed…

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This undated handout photo released by Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital on January 14, 2021 shows a worker examining cannabis plants in a crop being grown in Prachinburi Province, to be used in dishes at the Abhaibhubejhr Spa Cuisine restaurant in Prachinburi, east of the Thai capital Bangkok. (Photo by Handout / Chao Phraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital / AFP)

Multipurpose marijuana could light up another economic engine for Thailand 

Marijuana could generate up to Bt8 billion for Thailand’s pharmaceutical industry over the next five years, but farmers stand to make little from growing the herb, experts say. Last year,…

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Happy Meals: cannabis-infused cuisine now being served

Prachin Buri’s hospital offers cannabis dishes and snacks to enthusiastic patrons No culinary trend could possibly beat the gastronomical delights of a cannabis menu! Just a read of the menu that…

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Moral support for Thailand’s leading medical marijuana researcher 

Support has been pouring in from various sectors of Thai society for Khao Kwan Foundation president Decha Siripat after a combined force of police, military and anti-narcotic officials raided the…

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Medical cannabis researcher defends need to help patients

Well-known medical cannabis researcher Decha Siripat has insisted that he has a moral obligation to distribute cannabis oil to patients for treatment of some illnesses. The president of the Khao…

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FDA warns new drug law does not legalize unlicensed marijuana cultivation

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has clarified that the new narcotics law does not legalize the unrestricted planting of marijuana in an apparent response to Bhumjai Thai party’s manifesto…

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NLA passes marijuana legalization bill

The National Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed into law a bill that seeks to legalize the possession and use of marijuana and krathom for medical purposes, the import, export, trading…

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Cabinet endorses bill to legalize marijuana for medical purposes

In a landmark decision, the Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new narcotic bill which will make it legally possible for the import and export of marijuana as well as possession…

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