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Sun Legal Update: Thailand’s 12-Hour Flip-Flop on Arresting Cannabis Sellers

In a rollercoaster ride of announcements last week, the Public Health  Ministry directed police to arrest anyone selling marijuana “without permission” before, hours later,...

Sun Legal Update: Thailand’s Cannabis Market

The cannabis market in Thailand is expected to grow quickly after its decriminalization in June. The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce predicts that...

Thailand to Outlaw Public Pot Smoking After Botching Cannabis Decriminalization

After botching the delisting of cannabis as a narcotic, Thailand will again criminalize recreational marijuana use, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Monday. Speaking to the...

Thailand Bans Smoking Pot on University Campuses

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation announced a ban on the sale of food and beverages containing cannabis and its recreational...

Anutin Signs Order Requiring Prescription to Buy Pot, Ban Sales to Minors

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said he signed a Public Health Ministry notice to regulate cannabis use with an aim toward allying concerns about...

Chadchart Vows to Keep Pot Out of Bangkok Schools

Bangkok Gov. Chadchart Sittipunt vowed to keep newly legal marijuana out of schools as the government decriminalized cannabis without setting and rules or age...

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

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....

3,000 Inmates Freed After Cannabis Decriminalization

More than 3,000 inmates imprisoned for marijuana possession have been freed since Thailand legalized cannabis. The Corrections Department said 4,075 inmates had been detained for...

Weed Arrests, Trials to Be Halted Thursday When New Cannabis Law Takes Effect

The Office of Judiciary will halt most ongoing cannabis-related trials and detentions once new cannabis laws take effect on Thursday. Judiciary Office spokesperson Sorawit Limparangsri...

Sun Legal Update: What You Need to Know About Cultivation, Use of Cannabis, Hemp

This coming Thursday’s delisting of cannabis and hemp from the list of controlled drugs has opened hemp up to cultivation and use in many...

Legal Cannabis Isn’t Invitation to Smoke Weed – Anutin

Just because Thailand is decriminalizing marijuana doesn’t mean people can smoke it freely, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said. Ahead of the June 9 effective...

Thailand to Offer Free Drugs Made with Marijuana

The National Health Security Office is now offering three medications made with marijuana on its list of free medicines for Thai nationals. One, called Kae...

Thailand to Give Public Free Marijuana

. 1 a million free cannabis plants distributed in June when home cultivation becomes legal

Sun Legal Update: Only 8% of Firms Ready for June 1 Start of Data-Privacy...

The Thailand Personal Data Protection Act is scheduled to go into effect on June 1, but the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and...

After Ubonrat Grandma Busted for Weed, Thais Reminded Growing Cannabis at Home Still Not...

While police in some areas might be lenient, growing weed at home won’t be legal until June. Two older women in Ubonrat found that out...

Anutin Cooks Up Marijuna-Infused Pad Krapao to Promote Legal Cannabis

A Kanchanaburi academic conference helped people engage in cannabis-related activities without breaking the law. The conference, which wrapped up Sunday, was one in a series...

Coming Soon: Thailand’s ‘Marijuana Sandbox’?

. FDA draft cannabis bill allowing "restricted" recreational use.

Thailand to Decriminalize Marijuana, Moving Step Closer to Legal Recreational Use

Thailand today takes another step toward making smoking a joint legal in a country infamous for its hard drug laws. The Food and Drug Administration...

Thailand to Set Industrial Standard for Kratom

Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit directed the Thai Industrial Standards Institute to quickly announce an industrial standard for kratom leaf extract to promote related products...

Thailand Ready to Legalize Use of Entire Marijuana Plants

. Cannabis flowers, buds and seeds – currently still illegal – could become legal cash crops after law change next year

ROJNA to buy 51% of Herb Treasure to Produce Hemp CBD

A major Thai electricity, industrial and real estate group will invest 51 percent in Herb Treasure Co. for the hemp business. Rojana Industrial Park Plc....

Thailand Offering Near-0% Loans to Grow Cannabis

Following the legalization of cannabis growing by farmers, the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives has introduced a special loan to support farmers producing...

Thailand Legalizes Kratom, Sets Free 1,038 Jailed Users

The use and sales of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) leaves were legalized in Thailand Tuesday setting free 1,038 prison inmates jailed earlier for previous use...

More Than 300 Cannabis Clinics Now Open in Thailand

More than 300 cannabis clinics have opened nationwide since the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes in Thailand About 70 percent of patients using the...

Japanese ‘Seed to Bottle’ Cannabis Oil Factory Raided in Chiang Mai

Thai police and Japanese embassy personnel raided a “seed to bottle” cannabis oil factory in Chiang Mai, arresting a Japan national and four Thais. Bangkok...
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