- A 42-year-old man in northeast Thailand reportedly spent nearly two days on a roof after his family cut off his access to marijuana.
- On Sunday, the man asked his father for marijuana; however, his father stated that he did not have any, prompting the man to climb onto the roof at around 8:30 p.m.
- Neighbors and friends tried to convince the man to come back down to no avail.
- Almost 48 hours later, the man became “too hot and too hungry” and climbed back down on Tuesday around 6 p.m.
A Thai man reportedly spent nearly 48 hours on a roof in protest after his family would not allow him to smoke marijuana.
The man, 42-year-old Kantaphi, was described by his wife as a “weed addict.” To curb his addiction, Kantaphi’s wife sent him to stay with his father in the Kantharalak district to “starve him of marijuana.”
- 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.
- 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.
2 women cannabis experts aim to destigmatize weed among AAPI with their ‘Conscious Consumption’ guide
- Modern Cannabis, an education-anchored project launched by Eunice Kim and Sysamone Phaphon, features the booklet “Modern Cannabis: A Beginner’s Guide to Conscious Consumption.”
- It aims to destigmatize weed in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
- The guide was originally written in English but has been translated into 11 AAPI languages.
- It tackles the history of cannabis, the ways in which it is consumed and how to read product labels.
- Kim and Phaphon are also organizing community events throughout California and New York to educate the community, especially older generations and non-English speakers, about the wellness benefits of cannabis.
A project led by Asian Americans aims to destigmatize cannabis in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community with their beginner’s guide to the “conscious consumption” of weed.
Modern Cannabis, an education-anchored project launched by Eunice Kim and Sysamone Phaphon, features the booklet “Modern Cannabis: A Beginner’s Guide to Conscious Consumption.” It was originally written in English and then translated into 11 Asian languages, including Bahasa, Cambodian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Malay, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai and Urdu.
- 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.
The Thai government is closer than ever to removing cannabis from its list of illegal drugs.
Announced on Tuesday, the new rule will officially take effect 120 days after Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul formally signs off on the changes and publishes the new rule in the official Royal Gazette, according to Reuters.
Thailand to decriminalize marijuana possession, paving the way for legal recreational use and cultivation
- 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.
Judge says Northern California county water delivery ban is discriminatory against Hmong pot growers
A federal judge has blocked Northern California county permit laws that she argued were discriminatory toward Asian Americans.
Ordinances: Two Siskiyou County ordinances were filed on May 4 that prohibit the transportation of groundwater without a permit.
A Singaporean man, who allegedly imported one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of marijuana from Malaysia to Singapore three years ago, is set to be hanged after the Apex Court dismissed his appeal on Tuesday.
Death penalty: Omar Yacob Bamadhaj, 41, was arrested at a routine check at Woodlands Checkpoint on July 12, 2018 for possessing three bundles of cannabis. He was sentenced to death in February, reported Channel News Asia.
A Cambodian American man has returned to his home in California five years after self-deporting to Cambodia in response to alleged threats from federal agents who had no clue of his U.S. citizenship.
Sok Loeun, 35, was convicted of possessing marijuana in 2012 — a felony that initiated the revocation of his legal residency status.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appeared at a launch for the government’s medical cannabis education website last week along with a marijuana mascot called Dr. Ganja.
Prayut appeared at the website launch event along with the mascot and other children carrying Dr. Ganja dolls, Marijuana Moment reported.
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.