Legal uncertainty dampens Thailand's thriving weed business

Opponents of Thailand's marijuana bill are calling for the plant to be re-criminalized amid concerns over growing recreational use
Deutsche Welle (Germany)
Sunday, December 18, 2022

thailand cannabis costumeThailand legalized the growing of marijuana and its consumption in food and drinks on June 9 and removed cannabis from its list of banned narcotics. The Southeast Asian country hoped the move would boost its agriculture and tourism industry and allow the plant to be used for medical purposes. But lawmakers have failed to come to an agreement on how to regulate and control the new thriving industry. "We are against legalizing weed in an uncontrolled manner that has been happening since the health minister delisted cannabis as a narcotic without regulation that can really be enforced," the leader of the opposition Move Forward Party, Pita Limjaroenrat said, during the bill's second reading. Uncertainty is expected to continue ...