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    Srettha govt working on plugging cannabis loopholes

    THE new government is seeking to tighten control over the country’s nascent cannabis industry, revising a draft Bill to prevent misuse of the plant after previously vowing to curb its recreational use.

    A new draft of the cannabis Bill, which failed to clear parliamentary hurdles before an election in May, has been significantly rewritten due to concerns that misuse of cannabis could lead to addiction, Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew said in a statement.

    “Between economic and health benefits, we put health first,” Cholnan said.

    The revisions include tighter measures to plug loopholes that allow the use of marijuana for recreation, new protocols for cultivation and criminal penalties, the minister said.


    The draft Bill will likely be submitted for Cabinet approval in December.


    The move to rewrite the law follows Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s pledge to restrict the use of marijuana for medical purpose, after thousands of weed shops opened across the country since the nation became the first in Asia to decriminalise cannabis.


    An ongoing regulatory vacuum, following the declassification of marijuana as a narcotic in June last year, has led to a mushrooming of more than 6,000 dispensaries all over the country.

    They sell everything from cannabis buds to oil extracts containing less than 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol – the psychoactive compound that gives users a “high” sensation.

    Srettha govt working on plugging cannabis loopholes | The Star
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    They won't make it illegal again, just controls for increased graft opportunities.

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    the box has been opened, would be very very hard to close it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff View Post
    They won't make it illegal again, just controls for increased graft opportunities.
    They haven't said they're going to.

    But they may require a doctor's note.

    No opportunity for graft there eh?


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    self grow so don't make any difference to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff View Post
    self grow so don't make any difference to me.
    Well....

    The revisions include tighter measures to plug loopholes that allow the use of marijuana for recreation, new protocols for cultivation and criminal penalties, the minister said.

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