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Noses Stuffed? Bangkok Cops Claim They’ve Seen No Pot Smokers

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Perhaps their noses are clogged, but Bangkok police claim they’ve not spotted anyone smoking pot in public since cannabis was decriminalized June 9.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Jirasant Kaewsaeng-ek, Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief, said they’ve not received any report about weed smoking in public places or determined any traffic accident was related to grass use.

He said police had yet to see a notice from the Public Health Ministry on the impacts of cannabis smoke on the public and relevant complaint procedures.

Offended people could file their complaints with local public health officials and investigation would be finished in seven days. If cannabis smokers continued to annoy the public, a fine would be eventually imposed, Pol Maj Gen Jirasant said.

He also said that police waited for the promulgation of a law on hemp and cannabis control. Pending the passage of the law, police would act in compliance with a notice of the Public Health Ministry on smoke and smell.