Thailand to Legalize Kratom in June

Kratom will soon be removed from Thailand’s list of controlled narcotics, according to Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin. Under Thailand’s current drug laws, kratom is classified as a Schedule V narcotic, meaning possession or consumption can […]

Thai Politician Calls For Legal Brothels and Sex Toy Shops

The leader of the Thai Civilized party has proposed to legalize brothels and sex toy shops as a means of reducing sexual violence. Mongkolkit Suksintharanont, who sits on a House committee examining ways to quell […]

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 […]

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  • Thailand to Legalize Kratom in June

    Kratom will soon be removed from Thailand’s list of controlled narcotics, according to Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin. Under Thailand’s current drug laws, kratom is classified as a Schedule V narcotic, meaning possession or consumption can […]

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