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Marijuana will be legal in Thailand from December 9, but ‘cigarettes’ are still not allowed


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Although Thailand will legalize cannabis from December 9, it will still be part of the list of Category 5 narcotics unless the Ministry of Health decides otherwise.

This comment was made by Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin when he attended the opening ceremony of the “Amazing Kratom, Cannabis and Medicinal Herbs” fair at the Paradise Park shopping centre in Bangkok.

The show, which started Wednesday and ends tomorrow, will show food, drinks and supplements made from Thai herbs, notably kratom, cannabis, green chiretta (fah talai jone). Somsak said these herbs are beneficial and can be turned into supplements to generate income.

“As for cannabis, the herb will be legalized but will be included in the list of category 5 narcotics until the Ministry of Health issues a new regulation,” he said.

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