Cannabis Laws and Consumption in Thailand: Information For Visitors About Marijuana Rules!

Thailand has turned the country’s prohibition on the narcotic into a “weed Wild West” with muddled regulations. What then are visitors permitted to do? Cannabis cafes and marijuana stores are increasingly widespread in Thailand since last year when the government delisted certain Marijuana plant parts as narcotics.

However, conflicting legislative changes and ongoing discussions over what activities should be legal have led to the emergence of what has come to be characterized as “a Cannabis Wild West,” which may put visitors in danger. Kitty Chopaka, an independent cannabis supporter living in Bangkok, claims that after legalization, “no one truly [knows] whether we have the accurate information.”

According to a new handbook released by the ministry of public health, visitors are safe “as long as they adhere to a few basic regulations. At cannabis information hub High Thailand, Mandel Menachem asserts that there is nothing to be afraid of. What is therefore acceptable and what is prohibited?

Who Can Consume Cannabis?

Cannabis Laws and Consumption in Thailand: Information For Visitors About Marijuana Rules!

It is lawful for people over the age of 20 who are not pregnant or nursing to ingest cannabis.

Where Can You Consume It?

It can be smoked inside a person’s home, and cannabis-infused food may be eaten at a restaurant with a permit. The fine for smoking marijuana in public locations including schools, temples, and shopping centers is 25,000 Baht ($750), and a three-month jail term is also an option. People should generally be mindful to avoid “encroaching” on other people’s space, according to Kitty Chopaka.

Where Can I Purchase It?

Throughout the nation, there are more than 2,600 licensed dispensaries that offer cannabis flowers, pre-rolled joints, sweets with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content under 0.2%, infused foods, and CBD oil. Dispensaries are widely available in cities like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya. But strive to only purchase items from trustworthy, authorized stores advises Chopaka.

Can It Be Grown?

Individuals must register with the nation’s Food and Drug Administration in order to cultivate cannabis. Additionally, a license is required to use cannabis flower buds for study, export, or processing into products for sale.

How Much Can You Consume?

Cannabis Laws and Consumption in Thailand: Information For Visitors About Marijuana Rules!

Menachem claims that there is no restriction on personal consumption. However, the ministry’s guidance does not recommend driving after intoxication.

What Remains Prohibited?

No parts of the plant or its seeds may be brought into or taken out of the nation by visitors. Additionally, obtaining permission to possess extracts with a THC content higher than 0.2% is necessary, which is unlikely for visitors to do.

“People who live here and use [cannabis] lawfully and responsibly would expect that our guests and tourists will respect Thailand and the people around them and do things respectfully,” says Menachem.

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