It’s been months since marijuana became legal in Thailand, semi-legal, not illegal, or potentially quasi-legal. On June 9, Thailand became the first country in Asia, and only the third in the world, after Canada and Uruguay, to decriminalize cannabis nationwide. Or so we thought.
Sellers, smokers, patients, and tourist operators are trying to work almost completely without any legal framework. But one thing they all agree about, new laws will come, sooner or later. Until then, insecurity will continue to dominate this nascent market where no one knows what will happen next.
Local entrepreneurs with cannabis businesses want the government to restate its support for liberal cannabis and hemp laws due to fears that the new laws could be tampered with or even withdrawn completely by the House of Representatives.
Opinion among the coalition government is far from united, and there is a strong possibility of cannabis becoming a political football, just as considerable political upheaval has come onto the radar.
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