Cannabis outlets close to colleges allowed amid lack of particular legislation

Cannabis dispensaries are at present allowed to function near colleges in Thailand, as there isn’t a specific laws controlling their locations, according to the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM). However, Free has prohibited the sale of cannabis to individuals underneath 20 years previous, with penalties including a one-year prison sentence, a nice of as a lot as 20,000 baht, and a two-year license revocation for non-compliance.
DTAM director-general Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong’s feedback are obtainable in response to stories of a hashish cafe working for six months close to the well-known St Joseph Convent School. This has led to former politician and cannabis legalisation critic Chuwit Kamolvisit calling for the federal government to reclassify hashish as a narcotic, reported Bangkok Post.
The draft Cannabis-Hemp Act remains to be awaiting parliamentary approval, and there’s no regulation on the proximity of cannabis dispensaries to educational institutions, in accordance with Thongchai.
Over 12,000 companies have applied to distribute, course of, export, or research hashish in seventy six provinces. However, only 100 operators have persistently submitted reviews on their cannabis sources, storage amenities, and distribution networks.
Thongchai urged authorities to strengthen law enforcement and enhance checks on the commercial use of hashish flowers. The department plans to collaborate with police and administrative officials to strictly enforce legal guidelines towards violators, with potential license suspension or revocation and authorized action for repeated offences.
Meanwhile, former politician Chuwit has been at the forefront of several anti-cannabis rallies lately. Last week he led a group to file a grievance after being threatened by a group of men with weapons during an anti-cannabis rally in Bangkok. The sixty one yr previous claimed that some wore logo shirts of the Thai Pride Party (Bhumjaithai Party), with stay broadcast footage as evidence.
Chuwit led his staff to file a grievance at Phaya Thai Police Station after being threatened by a group of men dressed in navy blue shirts through the rally near Sanam Pao..

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