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Marijuana Legal In Thailand

Marijuana Legal In Thailand:

Thailand has legalized cultivating and possessing Marijuana but recreational use (Such as smoking) is still banned, even though advocates say the easing effectively decriminalises Marijuana.

  • The nation is the first to advance such a move in South-East Asia, a region known for its stringent drug laws.
  • Thailand, with its year-round tropical climate, has long had a history with Cannabis which many locals commonly used in traditional medicines.

Key Highlights:

  • The goal is to get a head start on its neighbours in winning a large slice of the lucrative market for health treatments using cannabis derivatives, in particular the milder compound CBD (Cannabidiol). But there is another motive, to reducing overcrowding in some of the world’s most overcrowded jails.
  • Which means, in theory, with cultivation of the plant in any quantities now completely legalised, that the police are now unlikely to arrest people just for possession of marijuana.
  • The government is hoping that developing a local cannabis trade will boost agriculture and tourism.
  • It is an opportunity for people and the state to earn income from marijuana and hemp.


  • Marijuana is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical, recreational & religious purposes.
    Cannabis can be used for smoking, vaporization, within food, or as an extract.
  • It creates mental and physical effects, such as a “high” or “stoned” feeling, a general change in perception, and an increase in appetite.
  • Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.
  • Long term side effects may include addiction, decreased mental ability and behavioural problems in children whose mothers’ used cannabis during pregnancy.