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    Thailand Plans to Make Marijuana Legal, Scrapping Jail Terms and Fines for Possession

    An article on this appeared briefly on the Bangkok Post website before being removed.

    (Bloomberg) -- Thailand plans to decriminalize marijuana, moving a step closer to clearing its use for recreation, after becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical cannabis and its use in food and cosmetics. The nation’s Food and Drug Administration is set to propose the removal of marijuana from a list of controlled drugs to the narcotics control board on Wednesday.

    Thailand Plans to Make Marijuana Legal, Scrapping Jail Terms and Fines for Possession



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    Epic but to be honest I feel like it is legal now, my neighbor behind me is a policemen and he doesn't give two shits I smoke. You will only be targeted in tourist areas in my opinion and if you are just tell them you are happy to go to court and post bail. Judge won't do shit if it is personal possession.

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    Surely you’d have be one blinkered idiot to say ‘I feel like it’s legal now’?

    You can’t really be that dumb and still be able to type, surely?

    Just put a foot out of place or get on the wrong side of someone and you’ll see the difference.

    Agreeing with twitch wasn’t a good sign, now you’ve confirmed your problem.

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    Gotta agree with Cyrille on this one. It is true that a lot of things are ignored, and its all fine - right up to the moment when someone wants to make something of it.

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    Exactly - the classic example of that is booze when on holiday in Dubai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Surely you’d have be one blinkered idiot to say ‘I feel like it’s legal now’?

    You can’t really be that dumb and still be able to type, surely?

    Just put a foot out of place or get on the wrong side of someone and you’ll see the difference.

    Agreeing with twitch wasn’t a good sign, now you’ve confirmed your problem.
    So what if they do, as long as you act politely, wai, apologise etc a judge will not throw the book at you for smoking weed. If you are a tourist you will probably pay a fine, suspended sentence and you are going to nam or the bode for the next few years if even that. If you have a non-immi with a wife of kid, probably a fine, suspended sentence and that's it. All this you pay now or you go to jail for 20years for a gram of weed is bullshit.

    However, if you are a tourist, just pay the namcha because whilst you wait for your court appearance you cannot leave Thailand. Probably cheaper to just pay the 20k or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Gotta agree with Cyrille on this one. It is true that a lot of things are ignored, and its all fine - right up to the moment when someone wants to make something of it.
    This along with Cyrille's 'Just put a foot out of place or get on the wrong side of someone and you’ll see the difference.'. Well if you are stupid enough to make enemies with the police, a local official or a judge then you shouldn't be opening yourself up to being made an example of should you. The world I live in in Thailand, I feel pretty assured i'm never going to jail for smoking weed.

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    Ok then - carry on.

    Marijuana is cool in Thailand, Boris Johnson's looking after us, Switch's posts are worthy of quoting with a 'Here Here' ... and socialism is the scourge of the planet.

    Good Night and Good Luck

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    If you smoke it regularly you've probably got more than a gram of weed.

    And the others are right, he changes his mood and you're fucked. I wouldn't want to be doing anything in front of a cop even if it's legal

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Ok then - carry on.

    Marijuana is cool in Thailand, Boris Johnson's looking after us, Switch's posts are worthy of quoting with a 'Here Here' ... and socialism is the scourge of the planet.

    Good Night and Good Luck
    Am I in your little black book comrade? 5555

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    No - you just post like a newbie, big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    If you smoke it regularly you've probably got more than a gram of weed.

    And the others are right, he changes his mood and you're fucked. I wouldn't want to be doing anything in front of a cop even if it's legal
    I was talking more about your average joe and yes there is always a chance of that but as I said, Ill go to court wai to the judge and take the fine. He would then look like an idiot that I was smoking behind his house for 2years and he never knew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    No - you just post like a newbie, big time.
    Wow so hurt by that, sorry I can't remember any of your previous posts, I wonder why.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Ok then - carry on.

    Marijuana is cool in Thailand, Boris Johnson's looking after us, Switch's posts are worthy of quoting with a 'Here Here' ... and socialism is the scourge of the planet.

    Good Night and Good Luck
    Pretty sure I said and it is 'hear hear'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    I can't remember any of your previous posts
    A hat trick of posts in response and you're feigning indifference?

    Never mind - you seem like a genuine newcomer so welcome.

    (Maybe don't be quite so snotty though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    A hat trick of posts in response and you're feigning indifference?

    Never mind - you seem like a genuine newcomer so welcome.
    For any of your previous posts outside of this thread yes 100%

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    Pedantic fuxxer too, encha.

    Ignoring my welcome.

    Noted

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    I reckon the Govt should legalise it sooner judging my this thread

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    A couple of blowback would do Cyrille the world of good and no fucker will know if he starts toking the reefer in a couple of weeks in Chiang Mai's Cheech and Chong season


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    time for thailand to build some LUNATIC ASYLUMS their goner need them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    A hat trick of posts in response and you're feigning indifference?

    Never mind - you seem like a genuine newcomer so welcome.

    (Maybe don't be quite so snotty though)
    ...Snotty.... Yes....

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    The present government does not have a clue what to do with legal marijuana. They have not looked at one other country, province or state that has legalized it to see how it is done. They have one thing on their mind. "How can I get my hand in the kitty and make a shitload of money from this new venture. No research at all. Who knows when it will change.

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    Do you think any other Governmental body in the west has any interest in hash apart from tax income and freeing up the judicial system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    The present government does not have a clue what to do with legal marijuana. They have not looked at one other country, province or state that has legalized it to see how it is done. They have one thing on their mind. "How can I get my hand in the kitty and make a shitload of money from this new venture. No research at all. Who knows when it will change.
    No doubt the big cheeses have already got everything set up and contracts just waiting to be signed. If they do this right, it will mean billions of baht in tax and additional tourism but I am sure the only ones to privately gain from this will be the usual families.

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