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Pattaya’s unauthorized cannabis stands are shut down by police

The influx of Chinese visitors could cause some growing pains for Thailand’s tourism industry. At the weekend, the iPattaya Police raided the Bang Lamung District in search of unlicensed cannabis businesses and shut them down. Unsuspecting business owners were caught in the crossfire.

On January 7, 2019, Pattaya Police chief Pol. Col. Kullachart Kullachai and Dr. Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong, director-general of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, led a team that included officers from the Chon Buri Public Health Department, the Tourist Police, and officials from the Bang Lamung District.

It was discovered that five cannabis sellers were operating without the proper licenses, and as a result, those businesses had to be shut down. One of the stores was located on Walking Street, and the other four were located on Soi Buakhao.

Additionally, the vendor from Walking Street was taken into custody. Kullachart asserted that every cannabis dealer had been given a prior warning about the situation.

In spite of the fact that cannabis was removed from the list of illegal substances on June 9, Parliament has not yet established regulations to govern its consumption or sale.

According to the Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul, the decriminalization of cannabis is solely intended to be used for medical purposes and to provide economic opportunities for the people of Thailand.

The claim was not supported by any legislation that would prohibit the use of cannabis for recreational purposes, which, to no one’s surprise, has risen in recent years.

Cannabis is considered a “restricted weed,” which means that it cannot be sold to anybody under the age of 20, cannot be sold to women who are pregnant or nursing, and cannot be sold through vending machines or online channels.

The amount of THC that can be found in extracts manufactured from cannabis, such as oils or food products, is limited to no more than 0.2%.

Are you looking for marijuana dispensaries that have been granted permission to sell the substance legally? It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a dispensary, a cafe, a street vendor, or a delivery service; Bangkok has a variety of locations where you can get cannabis.

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