Tags : Kratom


Government Pushes for Removal of Marijuana and Kratom from Drugs

BANGKOK, Dec 27 (TNA) – The Thai government is pushing for the removal of marijuana and kratom from the list of narcotics, paving the way for more effective medical uses. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin on Friday signed two agreements to join hands in removing the two Thai traditional medicines […]Read More


Thailand Rushes Law Allowing Medical Use of All Class 5

BANGKOK — A stopgap measure to rush legalization of medical marijuana was set aside Friday as lawmakers found a way to complete their broader rewrite of the Narcotics Act in time to get it before the cabinet as soon as next week. Instead of carving out an exception to reclassify cannabis, the interim legislature opted […]Read More


Malaysian Policeman Arrested with 60 Kilos of Kratom Leaves

YALA, Nov 8 (TNA) – A Malaysian policeman has been arrested while trying to sell 60 kilograms of kratom leaves into Thailand’s southern border province of Yala province. Thai undercover police set up a deal with the 30-year-old police officer of the Malaysian state of Perak. Thai border patrol police made the arrest once the […]Read More


Marijuana could be legal by year’s end

The National Legislative Assembly’s (NLA) public health committee vowed Tuesday to pass proposed amendments to the Narcotics Act to legalise the growing of marijuana and kratom for medical research purposes by the end of this year. Dr Jet Sirathraanon, chairman of the NLA’s public health committee, made the statement after an NLA brainstorming session on […]Read More


Nakhon Si Thammarat man shot dead in a krathom party

A man was shot dead in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Chulabhorn district after a dispute broke out during a krathom brew drinking party early on Tuesday, police said. The victim, identified as Sathit Changnam, 29, was shot 11 times all over is body. Several spent shells of 9mm pistol bullets were found at the scene – […]Read More


Two arrested with more than 250,000 baht worth of krathom

PHUKET: Police arrested two Burmese workers with about 200 kilograms of krathom in Patong yesterday. Col Chaiwat Auikam of Patong Police handled the case. “We same a man, who we later learned was called ‘Piew’, acting suspicious in front of SuperCheap Patong.” Full story: Phuket Gazette Sukawin TanthavanichRead More


Kratom leaves to be removed from the narcotics list

BANGKOK, 3 October 2013 (NNT) – The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) reaffirms that the planned removal of Kratom leaves from class 5 narcotics list will not affect its drug eradication efforts. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice is preparing to forward its suggestion to legalize use of Krathom to the Ministry of Public […]Read More