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    Cannabis sales on Khao San Rd "illegal"

    More weed nonsense.

    The sale of cannabis and cannabis products by street vendors is illegal and if the rule is violated, it is the police’s job to take criminal action against the offenders, said Phra Nakhon district chief Wasan Boonmuenwai. Mr Wasan was speaking after Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt said he smelled cannabis while jogging near Khao San Road, a popular night entertainment strip, in the district.

    It prompted Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul to call on law enforcement agents to arrest people trading in cannabis and cannabis products on the street.

    Mr Wasan said even though district officials cannot make arrests, they may alert the police if sales take place in public areas. Phra Nakhon district officials routinely send inspectors to patrol Khao San Road in two shifts: 6pm and 6am daily. During the second shift, inspections are conducted with Chana Songkhram police and military officers. The police typically look out for people smoking cannabis in public. If found, these smokers may be charged on the spot.

    Mr Wasan said the 200 vendors on Khao San Road are issued licences to sell food, beverages, clothes, jewellery and accessories. He said inspectors have found four shops on Khao San Road selling cannabis products.

    Meanwhile, Yada Pornpetrampa, president of the Bangkok and Khao San Road Vendors Association, said the recent decriminalisation of cannabis is doing more harm than good for tourism. She said stories were being shared on social media of tourists falling ill after smoking cannabis on Khao San Road. Cannabis smoke may drive away tourists who come as families, as parents fear their children being exposed to harmful substances.

    Cannabis sales on Khao San Rd ‘illegal’

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    I don't think many families go to KSR.

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    Chitty always stays there with his brood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    I don't think many families go to KSR.
    When were you last there out of interest?

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    A few years ago. Has KSR suddenly gentrified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    A few years ago. Has KSR suddenly gentrified?
    Last time I was there it was just like any other tourist trap in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    A few years ago. Has KSR suddenly gentrified?
    Yes it has, before Covid it was booming with young higher class Thai's and a lot of money went into the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Yes it has, before Covid it was booming with young higher class Thai's and a lot of money went into the place.
    Mmm, it was always like that. A dump that attracted rich people for the novelty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Mmm, it was always like that. A dump that attracted rich people for the novelty.
    Not at all, they go because its fun and not so hi/so as Thong Lor.

    If you are ever in Thailand again check it out, its not what you recall. Myself I am a hermit and have been a few times for a meal with Thai friends.

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    I’m not disagreeing that it’s fun. But it’s still a dump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    I’m not disagreeing that it’s fun. But it’s still a dump.
    When was the last time you were in Thailand Willy? It really has been gussied up. Club and restaurant wise anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    When was the last time you were in Thailand Willy? It really has been gussied up. Club and restaurant wise anyway.

    Obviously pre-avoid buddy. but a few clubs and Resto's doesn't overnight gentrify the place. Don't get me wrong, I like it once in awhile, but it aint Thong Lor.

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    I like the feeling of banana pancakes in my elephant pants

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    used to go there to buy pot 20 years ago
    ironic its the only place in Bangkok you cant now

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    ironic its the only place in Bangkok you cant now
    You can but not from a stall set up on the street. If there is s brick and mortar shop you can, or you can have it delivered.

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