- 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.”
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.
A 21-year-old American student has been arrested and may face a sentence of 15 years in prison for smuggling “space cakes” — cakes or brownies laced with marijuana — in Bali, Indonesia.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised questions after claiming that he uses marijuana to stay up amid “killing” schedules at work.
Speaking at an awards ceremony on Monday, the 73-year-old head of state reportedly made the comment in connection to a recent summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore, the Associated Press reported.
Thailand could be the first Asian country to legalize medical cannabis, a move it hopes will re-establish its position in the economy it dominated four decades ago.
The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), which works under the Ministry of Public Health, is now hoping for approval from the military government to study the drug and sell it for medical purposes.
Police are baffled by the rising numbers of Chinese nationals, some of whom don’t speak or understand English, linked to marijuana grow houses that were raided by authorities in recent months throughout the U.S.
Authorities recently conducted raids in multiple counties including Sacramento, Yuba, Yolo and Placer, resulting in the arrest of several people with Chinese passports, many holding B-1 or B-2 visas, reported The Sacramento Bee.
Big Bang member T.O.P. has drawn flak for showing up in court with full makeup on his first day of trial.
The idol appeared on June 29 for the first time in public since his recovery from tranquilizer overdose.
Choi Seung hyun, AKA T.O.P, has been sentenced to 10 months in prison, suspended it for two years after pleading guilty to all charges related to his illegal use of marijuana at his court hearing held Friday, June 29.
The ruling means the Big Bang rapper won’t be going to prison unless he breaks the law again in the said period, reports ABS-CBN.
K-Pop Singer Son Ga-in is now the subject of investigation after she claimed that a friend of her actor boyfriend, Joo Ji-hoon, suggested she smoke marijuana, which is very illegal for recreational use in South Korea, for her depression and insomnia.
“Joo’s friend offered me marijuana. I was almost convinced to take it because I am mentally unstable,” said the member of K-pop girl band Brown Eyed Girls, according to The Korea Times, adding that she is now taking medical morphine for her condition.
Miami’s deputy city attorney, Barnaby Min, has been taking some heat after he compared the legalization of medical marijuana in the city to pedophilia.
The Miami Planning Zoning and Appeals Board gathered together on Wednesday night to come to an agreement on dealing with zoning regulations for allowing the sale of medical marijuana in retail outlets, HuffPost reported.
Many companies across America wouldn’t hire an applicant who admitted to smoking marijuana, but in Colorado, where pot is legal, some tech startups have embraced their workers’ cannabis consumption.
One of those startups is Denver-based Flowhub, which was founded in 2015 by Kyle Sherman and Chase Wiseman to develop software for cannabis growers and dispensaries. According to CNN, the company currently has 18 employees that often bring marijuana-infused edibles and drinks to work — smoking isn’t allowed in the building.