Future Forward Drafts Bill to End Beer Brewing Oligopoly in Thailand

Thailand’s new left-wing Future Forward party has tabled legislation that would open up Thailand’s beer and spirit brewing regulations to allow small entrepreneurs to enter the marketplace. As it stands now, only the rich are […]

Activists Say Thailand Needs Much More than a Plastic Bag Ban

Thailand recently instituted a single-use plastic ban, which was a welcome sight to environmental activists considering Thailand is one of the world’s biggest plastic polluters and the sixth biggest contributor to ocean waste. But although […]

Drunk Driving Remains a Huge Problem in Thailand

In just the four days leading up to New Year’s Day, over 18,000 people were sent to court on drunk driving charges–over 8,000 on New Year’s Eve alone. Drunk driving accounted for nearly a third […]

Thai Farmers Will Soon Be Able to Privately Grow Hemp

A new health ministry regulation will soon make it possible for Thai farmers to privately grow 1 rai (around half an acre) of hemp. The hemp could then legally be used in the production of […]

Plastic Bag Ban Forcing Thai Shoppers to Get Creative

A widespread plastic bag ban across Thailand’s largest retailers is forcing shoppers to get creative when it comes to carrying their purchased goods. Since the ban on January 1st, hundreds of posts have gone viral […]

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