Legalise it ! Talks on decriminalizing marijuana.

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Re: Legalise it ! Talks on decriminalizing marijuana.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:02 pm

Talking about decriminalizing meth - that's talking:

Why Thailand is Moving Closer to Decriminalizing Methamphetamine’s
Talks to decriminalize meth may seem premature for a country that still locks people up for smoking low-grade pot.

But in Thailand (and much of Southeast Asia) meth is far more popular than pot. It’s cheap, potent and enjoyed by rich and poor alike.

More than 90 percent of all drug arrests in Thailand involve meth: either little pink meth pills, cut with caffeine, or high-purity baggies of crystal meth.

http://www.chiangraitimes.com/why-thail ... mines.html
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Post by Username Taken » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:22 pm

Fight fire with fire. So, we can put rat poison in the meth and they will all fade away. Problem solved.


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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:52 am

Saturday, November 19th, 2016
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Justice Minister Gen.Paiboon Koomchaya has said he is standing firm in his aim to remove krathom and marijuana from the narcotic drugs list and treat them as medicinal herbs.

He believes the move is necessary because the government has failed to curb them.

He reiterated his stance yesterday when he met officials and civic groups from 14 southern provinces in Songkhla. The meeting was called because crackdowns in Thailand are believed to have forced people to buy the illicit plants from Malaysia, according to a source.

Gen Paiboon said the strict law against consuming krathom and marijuana has proved unsuccessful, so it is time to “rewrite the law, making krathom and marijuana herbs”.

“But the law must make clear a legal way to use them,” he said, adding that successfully eradicating these plants will not end drug problems.

Thailand should stop using only suppression, and treat the issue of illegal drugs in three stages: suppression, prevention and rehabilitation” General Koomchaya said.

Krathom, known scientifically as Mitragyna speciosa, and marijuana are currently categorised as Class 5 narcotics under the 1979 Narcotic Drugs Act. The law does not allow for the production, consumption, sale, import, export or possession of these drugs, unless permitted by the public health minister on a case-by-case basis.

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration suggested the government legalise krathom because experts have found it has medicinal properties, including as a painkiller.

The FDA believes a legal amendment will benefit the medical treatment of patients suffering from certain illnesses.
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Post by snookieboi » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:36 pm

Good to hear evidence based policies.
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Post by cannabistourist » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:32 pm

Coconut is just publishing BS to promote their Highland series

https://www.netflix.com/th-en/title/80173481
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Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:51 pm

cannabistourist wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Coconut is just publishing BS to promote their Highland series

https://www.netflix.com/th-en/title/80173481
I have to ask, did you start at the bottom of the pile and start reading upwards? No criticism, just curious about all the resurrections.
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Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:59 pm

it's all abt the kaanchaa old man.
cannabis tourist will be super disappointed with the quality here
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Post by willyhilly » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:53 pm

Finally its legal in Jamaica as of a couple of months ago. Good old Marty Johnstone, what a character. I was in England when he was fished out of a quarry, missing his hands I think.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:45 am

Thai authorities have not given up on the idea of reforming drug laws. Something to keep an eye on.

Thailand thinks about relaxing drug laws
23 October 2017
It’s a well known fact that Thailand has some of the hardest laws when it come to drug punishment, but that may be about to change.
Despite some changes at the top, a quiet push to relax the country’s harsh drug laws continues.

A year after the top justice official made a splash by declaring Thailand had lost the so-called War on Drugs and calling for more realistic narcotics policies, efforts to amend the laws to allow limited uses of banned substances are moving forward, albeit out of the public eye.

While Justice Minister Paiboon Khumchaya is no longer in power, his initiative, which surprised many and made waves in the media, was not set aside...
http://pattayaone.news/en/thailand-drug-laws/
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:02 am

Thailand Prime Minister Debunks Medical Marijuana Legalization Rumors
posted February 9, 2018
During a Cabinet meeting earlier this week, PM Prayuth Chan-ocha squashed allegations of the Thai government giving the green light for the cultivation of a medical Marijuana farm in the northern province of Sakhon Nakhon.

The story developed out of a misunderstanding earlier this month, where a potential legislation may allow for the development of hemp for medical purposes. Hemp and Marijuana are different substances and any“pilot program is still in the early research stages”, but far from being legalized.

The Sakhon Nakhon Governer has supported the PM’s statement that nothing related to medical Marijuana had been proposed to the province. The National Farmers Council and Narcotics Suppression Bureau of Thailand have responded to being in favor of the legalization in response to the rumors.

http://www.thailawforum.com/pm-debunks- ... ana-rumor/
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