Legalise it ! Talks on decriminalizing marijuana.

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Legalise it ! Talks on decriminalizing marijuana.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:01 am

Don't get too excited yet. Possession of any marijuana at all can still land you in a Thai jail for the time being. However, on a positive note, discussions are taking place on the possibility of decriminalization.
A new movement by both government and private organizations may lead to the decriminalization of marijuana in the near future for its pain-relief benefits.

At a public forum on Monday about the possible decriminalization, four agencies all agreed that marijuana should be pulled from the list of illegal Category 5 drugs.

This does not mean that we’re about to be hanging out at weed cafes a la Amsterdam, but the movement will at least decriminalize it. Whether or how the drugs will be controlled still needs to be figured out.

The four organizations that sent representatives to the meeting were the Crime Suppression Police, Drug Suppression Police, National Agricultural Council and officials from the Council of State.

According to the current Narcotic Act B.E. 2522, the possession of marijuana for any reason could lead to five years imprisonment and/or a fine of THB100,000. The consumption of marijuana could land you one year in prison and/or a fine of THB20,000...
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Post by mammothboy2 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:27 am

Legalisation would be ghastly news for the police on Koh Samet, Koh Samui and other
places where marijuana (often - supposedly - from
Cambodia) is quite readily available from bars / guest houses which pay off the police.
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Post by Sailorman » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:02 pm

Its very difficult to get things like this passed when the US government/DEA (DEA=band of thugs) has and is handing out millions and millions of dollars to countries to target their own citizens in the "war on drugs." Just have a look what is happening in the Philippines today and happened in Thailand a few years ago. Lots a scores are being settled in the name of drug eradication. The body count just keeps going on. Its too simple, legalize everything, let the heavy users kill themselves with pleasure, take the money saved not having a war on drugs and set up treatment/rehab centers and educate the younger generation. Yes, way to simple.
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Post by mammothboy2 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:12 pm

A decade ago, a purchaser of a small baggie of grass in a quiet bar on Koh Samet questioned what he thought to
be rather a high price (300 Baht) and was told:

"It's very good. It's from Cambodia - and we have to pay the police."
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Post by phuketrichard » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:33 pm

mammothboy2 wrote: A decade ago, a purchaser of a small baggie of grass in a quiet bar on Koh Samet questioned what he thought to
be rather a high price (300 Baht) and was told:

"It's very good. It's from Cambodia - and we have to pay the police."


Bull shit; :stir:
None ( at east none i have meet in 35 years) sell anything that comes from Cambodia
most comes down Laos or over from Nakorn Sri Thammarat area
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:43 pm

mammothboy2 wrote: A decade ago, a purchaser of a small baggie of grass in a quiet bar on Koh Samet questioned what he thought to
be rather a high price (300 Baht) and was told:

"It's very good. It's from Cambodia - and we have to pay the police."
Thai joke. :plus1:
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:02 am

Ok, ho-hum...
BANGKOK — The military government is urging the public to think again before buying full-spectrum grow lights and reflective mylar to wallpaper their homes with.

While recent news reports might create the impression Thailand was already going up in a purple haze of permissive drug legalization, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam soberly reminded the public Monday that no action has been taken yet.

Read: Regime Moves to Ease Drug Laws Starting With Meth, Marijuana

The response came after media reports came out Friday that the government had already acted to take marijuana off the list of Category 5 narcotics months ago in April at the request of the Food and Drug Administration.

Wissanu said the interim cabinet has yet to issue any resolution on the proposal to remove marijuana from the list of banned substances, and the idea is still being studied...http://pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/2313 ... yet-legal/
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Post by Duncan » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:02 am

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Post by mammothboy2 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:17 pm

So easy -

Pass a law stating clearly that only members of the CPP in good standing are permitted to grow cannabis and
all difficulties dissipate like the morning mist

In next to no time, a Takeo Okhna hybrid will be competing in the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam and He will
be beaming on the telly
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:12 pm

Why Thailand softened its war on drugs
September 24 2016
[Minister of justice] Koomchaya says the country’s proposed new anti-narcotics laws will help shift the focus toward rehabilitation, rather than incarceration. “To deal with [drug offenders] we will focus on their rights to access proper healthcare services and the right to be cured,” the minister says. “Access to proper medication can help them stop taking drugs.”

But Koomchaya also wants it to be clear that Thailand is going soft on drugs, and capital punishment for major drug offenses will continue to be applied. “Big-time drug dealers will face harsh penalties. Even as we soften the drug policy, we will still have the death penalty,” says...
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