A man prepares a mix of tobacco and marijuana for smoking. Photo: Reuters

Will Thailand’s legal medical marijuana seed a new black market?

  • Unclear licensing rules have given rise to fears foreign firms might apply for patents and squeeze out local players
  • Then there are concerns the public might think anyone is allowed to smoke or grow cannabis
Topic |   Thailand

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A man prepares a mix of tobacco and marijuana for smoking. Photo: Reuters
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Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Born and raised in Spain, Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist specialized in human rights, labour issues and the environment. Based in Thailand, she has been covering Southeast Asia since 2009. Her work has been published in international media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian or the Spanish News Agency EFE. She has also co-authored two books focused on supply chains.