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Malaysia detains Thais who tested positive for marijuana

  AMID heavy cross-border travel to Malaysia during the current holiday three Thais who had travelled from Satun province to the neighbouring country and tested positive for marijuana at their checkpoint were immediately detained at a police station for three days and fined 50,000 baht, Amarin TV said this evening (July 29). The three Thais,

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Ministry moves to state that only marijuana inflorescence is a controlled herb

  THE Public Health Ministry is rushing to improve its ministerial announcement decriminalising marijuana to specify that only the inflorescence is controlled with a conclusion expected to be reached next week, Sanook.com said this evening (July 27). Dr. Narong Saiwong, the deputy permanent secretary, and Dr. Yongyot Thammawut, the head of the Department of Thai

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With cannabis decriminalised, is it now gambling’s turn?

  A FORMER politician and night business operator today (June 28) posted a message on Facebook urging the government to legalise gambling after implementing liberal marijuana use policy pointing out that all neighbouring countries already have casinos, Naewna newspaper said. After the policy became effective, possessing and using all parts of cannabis plants, including flowers

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Anutin urges limited consumption of marijuana amid allergic reactions

  DEPUTY Prime Minister-cum-Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today (June 16) recommended that no more than two to three marijuana leaves be used per dish as cases of consumers suffering from allergic reactions have started cropping up since June 9 when liberal marijuana policy came into effect, Sanook.com said. Using excess amounts of cannabis oil

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Agency warns marijuana remains a Category 5 drug despite not being listed in code

THE Office of the Narcotics Control Board today (Jan. 11) reminded the public that marijuana remains a Category 5 drug and it is illegal to grow it without permission, Thai Rath newspaper said. Mr. Piyasiri Wattanavrangkul, deputy secretary-general of the Office of Narcotics Control Board, said questions have been raised about cannabis after a new

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Anutin unveils ‘cannabis city’ on Mekong river amid decriminalisation move

  PUBLIC Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today (Dec. 11) opened a pilot cannabis city called Nakhon Phanom Model amid moves to fully decriminalise the plant, Thai Rath newspaper said. Accompanied by Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Bhumjaithai MP from this province Mr. Supachai Phosu and provincial Governor Mr. Chatip Rujanaseri as

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