One of the leading researchers of medical marijuana in Thailand had his headquarters raided last week.

The raid, carried out by Thai police, military, and drug officials, seized over 200 marijuana plants and other cannabis by-products.

Decha Siripat, who is the president of Khao Kwan Foundation, which fights on behalf of Thai rice farmers against monopolization of rice seeds, oversees the lab.

He has been asked to report to police upon his arrival home from Laos where he is currently on a study tour.

According to those who know him, Decha has researched medical marijuana for decades and has used himself as a guinea pig for testing.

After discovering that medical marijuana was a viable treatment for certain ailments, he began distributing his marijuana to temples who could then give it away for free to patients.

Former Thai senator Rosana Tositrakul stated that the raid should not have taken place considering marijuana had been removed from the List of Category 5 narcotic drugs under the new amendments to Thailand’s Narcotics Act, which legalized medical marijuana in the country.

Rosana posited that the sting may be an action on behalf of those who want to monopolize the burgeoning legal medical marijuana industry in Thailand.

Thailand drug attorneys point out that while yes, medical cannabis has been legalized, those who wish to research it, possess it, distribute it, or use it must first obtain a license from the government or medical professional before doing so.

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Thai authorities have busted two separate slot machine warehouses in Thailand’s Sadao district.

In total, the 5th Infantry Regiment task force seized 159 slot machines from the two buildings.

According to Thai officials, the gambling machines were not being used in the shops but were awaiting shipment to other parts of Thailand.

Thai police also believed that the slot machines had been smuggled across the Thai-Malaysian border.

According to leading Thailand attorney Jitsopin Narasettapong, casino gambling including slot machines has been illegal in Thailand since the Gambling Act of 1935 was passed.

Despite the prohibition, online and underground gambling is still a major problem for police in the country, with raids on illegal gambling rings occurring quite often.

Those from Thailand seeking to gamble legal must go to neighboring Cambodia where casino gambling is legal.

According to reports, Myanmar is nearing full legalization for casinos as well, which would leave Thailand as the last Southeast Asian nation without legal casinos.

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Tourists Snapping Pics at Famous Phuket Beach Could Now Face the Death Penalty

April 10, 2019

In recent years, tourists have flocked Mai Kao Beach in order to get the perfect social media pic, due to the beaches insanely close proximity to Phuket International Airport. On Instagram alone, there are over 23,765 photos tagged at Mai Kao Beach featuring tourists posing on the sand set against the backdrop of a plane […]

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Military Conscription Day a ‘Nightmare’ for Overweight Thais and Ladyboys

April 9, 2019

Every April, all Thais who were born male and who have turned 21 in the past year must present themselves to military conscription centers where they might be drafted into service. According to attorneys in Thailand though, both opposition political parties and activists have stated that the day can be extremely humiliating for overweight individuals […]

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