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    Police wants to legalize Yaba and sell them for 50 satang

    Thailand’s Justice Minister Say’s Drug Policy ‘Must Change’


    Gen Paiboon say’s Thailand is on the wrong track in its efforts to address drug problems

    BANGKOK – Speaking at the “Thailand’s Drug Policy Revisited” forum held by the Thailand Institute of Justice, Gen Paiboon said the high number of drug offenders and widespread drug abuse in communities shows the drug policy is failing.
    Thailand is on the wrong track in its efforts to address drug problems and it is time to treat drug abuse as a health issue rather than a crime, says Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya.
    “It has been wrong all these years. If not, why do 70% of drug offenders remain in prison? Why does the problem persist despite thousands of deaths? And why do people still complain about drugs in their community? They’re telling us there’s something wrong,” he said.
    Gen Paiboon, who has spoken on a similar theme previously, said the country has to shift the emphasis from suppression to treating drug abuse as a health problem and engaging the public health system in the issue. He said the drug law should be amended to prepare the country for the change.
    Gen Paiboon said authorities should strengthen the more than 81,000 communities across the country and increase their ability to tackle drugs. He also wants the Public Health Ministry to conduct a feasibility study on how to reduce the price of each speed pill to 50 satang.
    The Justice Ministry is gearing up for a meeting with provincial governors and district office chiefs on the drugs issue next month, he said.
    Backing his remarks, Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said authorities have been fighting an unwinnable war and have to change strategy. He said the role of the public health system is to reduce the number of drug users and treat them as patients instead of criminals.
    Dr Piyasakol said community-based health clinics will have to be engaged in the policy change. A bill is being drawn up to reform the system. Under the change, methamphetamines will be removed from the dangerous narcotics drugs list which includes hard drugs such as heroin.
    Economist Sangsidh Piriyarangsan said certain substances such as methamphetamine and plants such as marijuana should be legalised for medical use.

    Thailand?s Justice Minister Say?s Drug Policy ?Must Change? | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    reduce the price of each speed pill to 50 satang.
    Good thinking, that should attract a whole new class of 'quality' tourists to the kingdom.

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    Driving on the roads will become more fun.

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    Methamphetamine was virtually nonexistent prior to the war on drugs disaster.

    Legalize cannabis, kratom, opium, coca and pharmacueticals like benzedrine. Treat drug addiction as a health problem and many of the current problems would go away.

    Meth is a really nasty and destructive drug, benzedrine is far better and safer.

    Meth is only in existence because it is cheap and easy to make on the black market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Methamphetamine was virtually nonexistent prior to the war on drugs disaster.
    Stop living with Nixon, the fucker resigned rather than being recalled. Best day of my life and my birthday. Meth has been around since the second world war and you damn well know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Methamphetamine was virtually nonexistent prior to the war on drugs disaster.
    Stop living with Nixon, the fucker resigned rather than being recalled. Best day of my life and my birthday. Meth has been around since the second world war and you damn well know it.
    Sure, but my point is meth was never the problem it is now when other better drugs were available.

    What really galls me is the cannabis hypocrisy.
    Question: How many people have died from a cannabis overdose?
    Answer: zero!

    The real probelm facing the planet as a whole is the dishonesty of the US federal government and all the little copycat fukwit governments who answer to big corporations and not the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    How many people have died from a cannabis overdose?
    I seriously 'whited out' about 25 years ago when I was helping bag up a crop of skunk. I smoked the clear resin from the scissors I was trimmig the buds with and faaaaaaaark, I was fukkered!

    If it hadn't been for the fact that we were doing something slightly illegal my mates said they would have called me an ambulance. As it was, they passed me another spliff when I regained the ability to stop dribbling.

    The good old days of youth heh
    I would post pictures but life's too short.

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