Thai Prime Minister opposes the use of recreational cannabis

Thai Prime Minister opposes the use of recreational cannabis

Thailand’s new Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on Friday spoke out against the recreational use of cannabis, but said his government would continue policies that support its medical use.

Last year, Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to decriminalize cannabis, but a week after this decision issued a set of rules to curb its potential uncontrolled use. Srettha’s Pheu Thai Party heads a coalition government of 10 parties that came to power in August. Its major partner, the Bhumjaithai Party, successfully led the decriminalization of cannabis during the last government.

Cannabis for medical use only

The country’s marijuana industry is expected to reach a value of $1.2 billion in the next few years, with thousands of businesses popping up in tourist spots. “Drug abuse is a major problem for the country that is not being adequately addressed. Marijuana should only be used for medical purposes,” Srettha said.

Source: (EN)

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