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Starting June 9, Marijuana sanctions will be abolished


Even if you use cannabis and hemp products and extracts legally at home, smoking them could lead to criminal charges because it is a public nuisance. People can file a public nuisance complaint against cannabis users or smoke manufacturers, who, if proved guilty, might face a three-month prison sentence and a fine of up to 25,000 baht. If the THC or CBD concentration is less than 0.2 percent, any part of the cannabis or hemp plant, including the leaves, stems, fibers, branches, seeds, inflorescences, and roots, can be used legally at home for medical purposes. For the time being, this means that getting high in Thailand is prohibited. Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is trying to decriminalize cannabis use and possession, as well as the rules and protocols for correctly cultivating and using cannabis at home, known as Cannabis Literacy, in order to prevent drug misuse and enhance medical tourism and the economy.

According to the Public Health Ministry, this will aid in the reduction of recreational cannabis use as well as other cannabis-related offenses, which are presently prohibited under Thai law. Those who paid bail or put up assets as bail collateral will get their money back. Starting on Thursday, anyone who wants to grow cannabis for medical purposes at home will be able to do so without receiving official approval. Users who meet the criteria can simply download and register for the Plook Ganja app. Any suspects on trial will have their cases dismissed, and those who have already been imprisoned will be released, according to Sorrawit. As more information on marijuana in Thailand becomes accessible after June 9, it becomes clear that not everything is as it appears. To be clear, recreational marijuana growing and consumption will not be permitted, even for personal use.

In Thailand, more than 100,000 people have registered to produce cannabis at home


More than 100,000 would-be cannabis producers have registered through the ‘Plook Ganja’ website and smartphone app, according to Thailand’s FDA. The Thai people wasted little time in registering to cultivate their own cannabis plants at home after cannabis was decriminalized on June 9. Download the ‘Plook Ganja’ (‘Grow Cannabis’) mobile app (available on IOS and Android) to register. The app has already been downloaded by over 50,000 users. Thai citizens do not require authorization to grow cannabis or hemp legally at home. The cannabis planter must specify whether they are producing the plant for personal use, treating someone else’s health concern, for household use, for use in the creation of other therapeutic items, or for commercial use during the registration procedure (this list is not exhaustive). They only need to notify the FDA that they want to grow cannabis in one of two ways. More than 3,000 cannabis inmates will be released from Thai prisons on narcotics charges relating to cannabis.

Farmers can also sign up for the ‘Plook Ganja’ website, which will provide them an electronic receipt once the process is completed. The website collapsed this morning due to a large number of individuals attempting to register at the same moment, but it has since been restored. Although it is no longer illegal to possess marijuana in Thailand, “emitting cannabis smoke” can result in a three-month prison sentence if the cannabis smoker is reported as causing a public nuisance. Growing marijuana at home looks to be a luxury reserved for Thais only for the time being, as registration requires a Thai ID card number. As of today, June 9, all parts of the cannabis plant, including the leaves, stalks, flowers, stems, and roots, are no longer categorized as a Category 5 narcotic. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) levels in extracts from the plant, like as oil, must not exceed 0.2 percent.

Government claims that lighter travel restrictions have resulted in an increase in tourism in Phuket and Samui


Thailand’s tourism is evolving, with visitors arriving in small groups rather than large groups. All of this is down to the government’s decision to relax travel restrictions during the country’s peak season, which runs from March to May. The Thai government is praising itself for easing entry restrictions, which authorities claim has increased tourism in regions like Phuket and Koh Samui. The prime minister also urged Thais to maintain a positive tourism image in order to boost the country’s economy and create income.

According to Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, a government spokeswoman, up to 10,000 foreign passengers enter the nation each day, albeit the days of large tour groups are past — at least for the time being. He predicts that occupancy rates would rise to 60 to 80 percent, especially in popular areas like Patong Beach and Phuket Old Town. Meanwhile, many tourists flocked to Koh Samui and Koh Phang Ngan for the famous Full Moon Party, boosting the local economy.

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to Thanakorn, has encouraged police and relevant agencies in tourism zones to ensure the safety of both Thai and foreign tourists. According to a Nation Thailand study, Phuket welcomed 150,596 guests over the weekend of May 13–16, generating 1.82 billion baht in tourism earnings. During such long holidays, the province’s occupancy rate was 44.46 percent.