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Thai Drug Legalization Advocates Fight Growing Marijuana Backlash
November 24, 2022

Thai Drug Legalization Advocates Fight Growing Marijuana Backlash

By Sebastian Strangio
In June, the country became the first in Asia to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. But a booming recreational market has prompted a sharp backlash.

For Medicinal and Other Purposes, Cannabis Makes a Return to Thailand
June 09, 2022

For Medicinal and Other Purposes, Cannabis Makes a Return to Thailand

By Luke Hunt
Thailand becomes the first country in Southeast Asia to decriminalize marijuana.
Thai Police Sentenced to Life for Killing Drug Suspect
June 08, 2022

Thai Police Sentenced to Life for Killing Drug Suspect

By Tassanee Vejpongsa
Allegations of corruption and rough treatment of suspects by police in Thailand are not unusual, but a video leaked of the fatal assault last year, prompting action.

Thailand Drops Cannabis From Its List of Controlled Narcotics
February 09, 2022

Thailand Drops Cannabis From Its List of Controlled Narcotics

By Sebastian Strangio
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnivakul said the move marked the beginning of "a new history for cannabis" in the country.

Thailand Legalizes Kratom, Popular Plant-based Painkiller
August 25, 2021

Thailand Legalizes Kratom, Popular Plant-based Painkiller

By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul
The plant, native to Southeast Asia, is used as a mild stimulant and painkiller.

Thailand’s Prison Overcrowding Crisis Exacerbated by COVID-19
May 21, 2021

Thailand’s Prison Overcrowding Crisis Exacerbated by COVID-19

By Gloria Lai
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, prisons in Thailand were already in a state of crisis. Reform is long overdue.

Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’
February 13, 2019

Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’

By Skot Thayer
With the legalization of marijuana, Thailand hopes to carve out a stake in the global cannabis industry.
Thailand's Legendary Marijuana
April 30, 2018

Thailand's Legendary Marijuana

By Peter Maguire
Recently, there have been signs that the Thai government is softening its stance on marijuana.

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