FORMER MP and graft-buster Chuwit Kamolvisit is getting ready for an anti-cannabis run this evening (May 11) after the court threw out Bhumjaithai Party’s petition for temporary protection against him, INN News said this afternoon (May 11).
Bhumjaithai this morning filed a case against Chuwit demanding 100 million baht damages on accusations of damaging the party’s reputation, liberty and property with this affecting its election campaign while also petitioning for temporary protection.
This party had pushed for the removal of cannabis from an official list of controlled substances while Chuwit has been campaigning against this policy.
Possessing and using all parts of cannabis plants, including flowers and seeds, are now allowed. However, extracted content remains illegal if it contains more than 0.2% of the psychoactive ingredient that produces a “high” — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
In seeking protection against Chuwit Bhumjaithai had asked the court to bar him from coming to Show DC building from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow as it is holding a big campaign rally there and also forbid him from harassing the party and its campaign sites thenceforth till election day.
To celebrate his victory Chuwit was getting ready for an anti-cannabis run from King Rama VI statue in front of Lumpini Park to Victory Monument and after a rest there onward to the Democracy Monument.
Many people posted messages supporting Chuwit’s anti-marijuana campaign after hearing about this ruling.
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