History of Cannabis Use and Anti-Marijuana Laws in Thailand

by Admin on April 21, 2014

Cannabis, also known as marijuana and ganja in Thailand is arguably the most controversial plant in history. Most government and police organizations, view it is a dangerous substance and its users are criminals. To others, the plant is considered to be anything from a fairly benign recreational substance to a miracle plant with a countless medicinal and industrial uses.

In this article written by Eric Blair for thailawforum the history of cannabis in Thailand, and the cultural and political factors affecting that history is analyzed. In particular Blair discusses how Cannabis developed a relationship between Thailand and the USA and their intertwined cultural and legal history.

Despite Thailand’s harsh sentences for those caught with drugs being fairly well known, many tourist and counter-culture hotspots of Southeast Asia and Thailand that are known drug tourism scene. Marijuana is very much illegal in Thailand. Thailand criminal attorney, Phiriya Weerasawadi warns “just because a destination is well-known for marijuana does not mean you won’t get arrested for using. The majority of drug arrest cases come from tourist areas such as Khao San Road and Koh Phangan”.

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 Related Documents

Thailand’s Narcotics Laws Part 1 

Thailand’s Narcotics Laws Part 2 

Thailand’s Narcotics Laws Part 3 

Guide for Tourists to Laws in Thailand


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