Thailand Legal Medical Marijuana A First For Southeast Asia

Thailand Legal Medical Marijuana A First For Southeast Asia

Thailand became the first country in Asia to legalize marijuana, allowing for people to use Thailand legal medical marijuana, as well as grow it at home. However, unlike Canada and Uruguay, the law does not make recreational cannabis legal nationwide. That means residents and tourists cannot use cannabis without a medical reason. This is especially important for cannabis tourists, who may want to stick to U.S. states such as California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Washington when planning their summer vacation if they want access to adult-use cannabis. Still, Thailand legal medical marijuana marks a turning point for southeast Asia. No other country in the region has legalized cannabis. Up until the decision by Thailand’s leaders, cannabis users have known the 11 countries in southeast Asia, home to about 680 million people, as having some of the strictest anti-drug laws in the world. Thailand Legal Medical Marijuana Rules and Regulations In early June 2022, Thailand’s leaders made it legal to cultivate and possess medical marijuana. Part of the announcement included launching a program that involves the public health minister distributing one million cannabis seeds to residents. Thailand also released more than 3,000 prisoners currently held on cannabis-related charges. However, serious restrictions remain in place for Thailand legal medical marijuana. As officials told CNN, police can still arrest people who use cannabis recreationally. Thai Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said, “We still have regulations under the law that control the consumption, smoking or use of cannabis products in non-productive ways.” “Non-productive ways” essentially refers to any use of cannabis not associated with treating a medical condition. Also, people caught smoking cannabis in public – which remains illegal under the law – can face three months in jail and an $800 fine. However, cafes and restaurants can serve CBD-infused food and drink, as…

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