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Singaporean mistakenly consumes cannabis soup that ‘looked just like kangkung’ while on vacation in Thailand

  • A Singaporean tourist on vacation at Chiang Rai, Thailand, mistook cannabis for kangkung (water spinach) vegetable in a bowl of Thai noodle soup.
  • She reportedly enjoyed a restaurant's Thai soup dish so much that she ordered the soup twice.
  • According to reports, the tourist began to feel nauseous later at night.
  • Cannabis products and dishes have become increasingly common in Thailand after the government legalized the cultivation of marijuana and hemp for medical purposes in 2018.

A Singaporean woman on vacation in Thailand mistook cannabis for vegetables in a bowl of Thai noodle soup.

The tourist, identified as Sueanne, was on vacation in Chiang Rai, Thailand, with her mother-in-law and her husband and their two young children. She reportedly enjoyed a restaurant’s Thai soup dish so much that she ordered the soup twice.

Thai travelers risk death penalty if they bring weed into Indonesia; embassy warns against it

  • Although Thailand legalized marijuana earlier this month, its neighbor Indonesia warned travelers not to cross into the country with it, where violators could face the death penalty.
  • The Royal Thai Embassy of Jakarta, Indonesia, issued the warning yesterday on their official Facebook page.
  • Violators of the law could face a fine of at least 5 years to life imprisonment, capital punishment or a fine of roughly 2.4 million baht (approximately $67,800).
  • The warning comes amid Thailand’s decision to not only legalize cannabis, but almost completely de-regulate it, with users free to use as much of the plant as they would like for medicinal purposes.
  • Thailand’s government also recently gave away 1 million cannabis plants to encourage cultivation.
  • As the first Asian country to take this step, Thailand’s radical turn gives hope to weed-friendly residents in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia, along with Indonesia.

Although Thailand legalized marijuana earlier this month, its neighbor Indonesia warned travelers not to cross into the country with it, where violators could face the death penalty. 

The Royal Thai Embassy of Jakarta, Indonesia, issued the warning yesterday on their official Facebook page. A cartoon image of a police officer with his hand up and a “do not” sign of a cannabis plant with a red line through it adorned the message. 

Doctor of weed? Thailand now offering cannabis science degrees after marijuana legalization

  • Waldo 18, a medicinal cannabis supply chain company in Thailand, is partnering with Filipino-Thai restaurant Toto Inasal to give individuals an opportunity to obtain a degree in cannabis science.
  • The Waldo Institute of Petchburi, officially accredited by Thailand’s Office of Higher Education Commission, will offer bachelors, masters and PhDs in Cannabis Science.
  • Hemp and cannabis were officially decriminalized in Thailand on June 9.

With Thailand’s decriminalization of cannabis on June 9, a company that distributes medicinal plants is offering degrees in cannabis science.

Waldo 18, a commercial supply chain company that grows and sells medicinal plants, is teaming up with Jongkasem Julakham-Platon, the owner of Filipino-Thai restaurant Toto Inasal in Bangkok, to provide cannabis science degrees at the Waldo Institute of Petchburi. The institution is accredited by Thailand’s Office of the Higher Education Commision, making the degree officially recognized. According to Julakhan-Platon, the institute will be offering bachelors, masters and PhDs in cannabis science.

Thailand to hand out 1 million free cannabis plants to celebrate legalization

  • Thailand is set to give away 1 million cannabis plants for free to households throughout the country in honor of its legalization, ​​Thailand Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced.
  • The new rule will take effect on June 9, when people can grow cannabis at home after notifying their local government.
  • Some rules still apply, including that the plants be of medical grade and used only for medicinal purposes.
  • Cannabis products can only contain less than 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive ingredient that causes highs.
  • Cannabis grown at home can’t be used for commercial purposes without the proper licenses.

Thailand is set to give away 1 million cannabis plants for free to households throughout the country in honor of the drug’s legalization.

Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s public health minister, announced the mass plant giveaway in a Facebook post on Sunday. 

Thai man cut off his penis with scissors during cannabis-fueled psychosis, according to new case study

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  • A 23-year-old Thai man reportedly cut off parts of his penis with scissors during a cannabis-induced psychosis.
  • He allegedly smoked two grams of marijuana, which is equivalent to six joints.
  • Doctors at Chiang Mai University’s hospital thought of reattaching the penis but decided against it, because the organ was too “dirty and fragile” to repair.

Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of bodily harm that some readers may find disturbing.

A 23-year-old Thai man reportedly cut off parts of his penis with scissors after suffering from an episode of cannabis-induced psychosis.

Thailand to decriminalize marijuana possession, paving the way for legal recreational use and cultivation

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  • Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration has proposed to exclude marijuana from the narcotics control board’s list of controlled drugs.
  • It is now awaiting the approval of Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, a vocal medical marijuana advocate.
  • Once approved, the proposal will pave the way for recreational cannabis use in the country.

Thailand is set to fully decriminalize cannabis, paving the way for recreational marijuana use in the country. 

Thailand, which became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize medical marijuana in 2018, is moving to allow full cannabis access with a new proposal from its Food and Drug Administration (FDA), reported Bloomberg.

Company Creates CBD-Sriracha Sauce for Lunar New Year

Potli, a company that offers CBD-infused food and cooking essentials, is releasing fast-acting cannabis-infused Sriracha as part of its Lunar New Year exclusive offer.

The company’s cannabis-infused Sriracha aims to elevate the consumer’s next meal thanks to its fast-acting properties, which are all achieved by the nano-emulsified THC that makes the absorption quicker and more efficient, according to Food Beast.

More Young Chinese People are Using Marijuana After Studying in the U.S. and Canada

Prosecutors from Nanjing, China are blaming overseas influence over the growing number of marijuana abuse cases in the country calling it a “serious problem” for young people.

In the statement released by the Nanjing People’s Procuratorate last week, officials said “Young people studying abroad are more vulnerable to Western subcultures,” according to South China Morning Post.