Recommended content

Thailand plans cannabis law rewrite to allow only medical sales

Thailand’s new prime minister said the Southeast Asian country plans to rewrite its cannabis laws to allow only medical use, a move that would halt widespread recreational sales and fundamentally alter the industry.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, who was elected in August, said there is a need to “rewrite the law” to stop adult-use sales from occurring.


“The problem about drugs has been widespread lately,” he said in the interview.

He said his government would “rectify” the country’s cannabis policies and allow only medical use as part of a “middle ground” solution.

Thailand decriminalized cannabis about a year ago but failed to immediately implement comprehensive regulations and enforcement mechanisms to restrict what would be sold and where.

Thousands of stores opened in an ensuing regulatory vacuum, promoting politicians to pledge to address the issue.



Read full article on Marijuana Business Daily

Follow us on Instagram or join us on facebook page

Be first to rate

Marijuana Business Daily

More news