A customer smells cannabis buds at a newly opened coffeeshop and smoking lounge in Bangkok. Revised rules say that only cannabis buds, not the whole plant, will be considered a ‘controlled herb’ in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE
A customer smells cannabis buds at a newly opened coffeeshop and smoking lounge in Bangkok. Revised rules say that only cannabis buds, not the whole plant, will be considered a ‘controlled herb’ in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE
Thailand

Thailand tweaks cannabis rules as lawmakers lash out at recreational use

  • Sales to students or through vending machines or electronic or online channels are now prohibited, as is commercial advertising
  • Licensed businesses must also report to the government the amount of ‘controlled herb’ – now defined only as cannabis buds – that they have in stock

A customer smells cannabis buds at a newly opened coffeeshop and smoking lounge in Bangkok. Revised rules say that only cannabis buds, not the whole plant, will be considered a ‘controlled herb’ in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE
A customer smells cannabis buds at a newly opened coffeeshop and smoking lounge in Bangkok. Revised rules say that only cannabis buds, not the whole plant, will be considered a ‘controlled herb’ in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE
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