We’re all really happy! Thailand has just become the first country in Asia where marijuana can be legally grown, used, possessed, and sold for personal consumption.
The path to legalising cannabis in Thailand has been long and controversial. In 2018, Thailand became the first Asian nation to approve the use of cannabis solely for medicinal purposes. Since then, numerous establishments have begun using the drug for various health treatments.
In June 2022, cannabis lovers around Thailand rejoiced when the FDA removed cannabis and hemp from their narcotic list. This marked Thailand as the first country in Asia to legalize the plants for industrial, medicinal and personal use.
Marijuana has become increasingly popular among entrepreneurs who open up shops that sell pot and more people turn to it for various reasons.
However, there are still some things to be aware of when using it. Here’s an overview.
What you can do:
- To start growing marijuana at your house, you first need to register on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s official website for medical marijuana growers.
- If you want to sell cannabis products commercially, you need to register them with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- You can consume marijuana recreationally, but only within your house and without making others uncomfortable by smelling bad or bothering them.
- You can use marijuana for medical reasons and people who have prescriptions can legally carry up to 30 days’ worth of marijuana at once.
- Many establishments gave their very own smoking room to avoid disturbing the public. Smoking Skunk at Phra Khanong will have a fully equipped and ventilated smoking area private so you can smoke without the risk of disturbing others.
What you cannot do:
- You cannot use cannabis concentrate products that contain more than 0.2% THC. Concentrates includes hash and oil, this does not apply to flower.
- You shouldn’t be smoking weed in public places, including school and shopping malls, or in large groups, because the smell might bother others.
- You cannot legally distribute marijuana to anyone under the age of 20, pregnant women, nursing mothers, or if they’re part of a specific demographic group as dictated by state law.
- There are no legal ways to transport marijuana into or out of Thailand internationally.