Govt may legalise recreational use of cannabis in future: Thai Health minister

He also noted several more countries plan to follow in Thailand's footsteps by decriminalising cannabis
The Nation (Thailand)
Thursday, August 18, 2022

AnutinDespite repeated calls by doctors to suspend the decriminalisation of ganja, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul hinted at the opposite – further legalising the plant for recreational use. Anutin, leader of the Bhumjaithai Party which championed its free ganja use campaign during the previous election, said a new cannabis bill may be amended to allow recreational use if the people accept it and know how to use it safely. “In Thailand for the time being, we don’t advocate recreational use, but that will not be definite, it can be amended when people have full understanding on how to use it correctly and it might come, but not now,” Anutin said during the event. He also said the cannabis bill, which is being vetted by a special House committee, will be sent back to the House this week for the second and third readings.