January 11

Thailand Moves to Ban Recreational Cannabis Use, 18 Months After Historic Decriminalization

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Thailand’s new government is moving ahead to pass new legisalation banning cannabis for recreational use in a major reversal 18 months after the country became the first in Asia to decriminalize the plant.

The relaxed laws saw a lucrative cannabis industry catering to locals and foreigners alike boom across the Southeast Asian nation, but a new conservative coalition government came to power late last year vowing to tighten the rules and only allow medical use.

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Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)

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