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Majority of Public Feedback So Far on Draft Law Opposes Proposal to Make Cannabis Illegal Again in Thailand

On June 13th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin provided an update on the public consultation held from June 11-25 regarding a draft aimed at reclassifying cannabis as a type 5 illegal narcotic, which would essentially recriminalize cannabis in Thailand.

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Somsak noted that the majority of public feedback so far opposes reclassifying cannabis as an illegal narcotic, with many commenting they prefer cannabis to be regulated and taxed like alcohol or cigarettes. However, he encouraged continued public participation, emphasizing that all comments would be considered before finalizing any legal draft.

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By Kittisak Phalaharn

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