Could Thailand, which gave world the bong, legalise cannabis for medicinal use?

After failed war on drugs, attitudes have softened
South China Morning Post (China)
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thaksin Shinawatra considered legalising marijuana, and recently a justice minister aired same idea, amid mounting evidence of its medicinal benefits. If it happened, it could be a game changer for drug policy in Southeast Asia. In 2016, Thailand’s then justice minister, Paiboon Koomchaya, declared the war on drugs lost. Legalising cannabis was one of his proposed solutions. The idea was that legal mild highs would dissuade users from experimenting with harder drugs. Some hope such an approach will also make the country healthier and attract more medical tourism.