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Thai Legalization Advocates Rally as Government Moves Toward Cannabis Ban

Thai Legalization Advocates Rally as Government Moves Toward Cannabis Ban

By Sebastian Strangio
Late last week, a drug control committee approved a proposal to relist the drug as a narcotic by the end of the year.

Thailand to Ban Recreational Marijuana Use By Year’s End, Minister Says

Thailand to Ban Recreational Marijuana Use By Year’s End, Minister Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The move comes less than two years after the Thai government became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize the cultivation and consumption of marijuana.
Cannabis Crunch: Thailand’s Sudden Reversal on Marijuana Legalization

Cannabis Crunch: Thailand’s Sudden Reversal on Marijuana Legalization

By Prem Singh Gill
The country is tightening its laws on marijuana use, just 18 months after becoming the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize the drug.

New Thai PM Says That He Opposes Recreational Marijuana Use

New Thai PM Says That He Opposes Recreational Marijuana Use

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin told a local news outlet that he only supported the use of cannabis in medical settings.

Thailand Tightens Laws on Meth Possession Amid Regional Drug Boom

Thailand Tightens Laws on Meth Possession Amid Regional Drug Boom

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent years, Myanmar-based drug syndicates have driven a regional boom in the production of amphetamine-style stimulants.

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Thai Drug Legalization Advocates Fight Growing Marijuana Backlash

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

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

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

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

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

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’

Thailand’s ‘Green Rush’

By Skot Thayer
With the legalization of marijuana, Thailand hopes to carve out a stake in the global cannabis industry.

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