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June 15th, 2022, 02:11
Today, June 14th, 2022, I received the following email from the UK Government Thailand Travel Advice section:


Local laws and customs


Do not become involved with drugs of any kind. Possession of even very small quantities can lead to imprisonment. If you’re found guilty of being in possession of 20 grams of a Class A drug on exiting Thailand you risk receiving the death penalty. Amphetamines and ecstasy are regarded as Class A drugs and possession or trafficking carries the same penalty as heroin.

As of 9 June 2022, private recreational use of cannabis is legal if THC content is below 0.2% by weight, but cannabis use in public places remains illegal. Cultivation, consumption, distribution and sales of cannabis products is legal, although some restrictions remain in place - you should check with the relevant local authorities if you are unsure. More information on usage and registration can be found on PR Thai Government (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=387448510084632&set=pb.100064584583981.-2207520000..).

Source: UK Government website (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand/local-laws-and-customs)



According to the Ministry of Public Health, cannabis and hemp are now delisted from Category 5 narcotic drugs, effective from 9 June 2022.

Only cannabis and hemp plants that contain less than 0.2% THC are allowed for possession, planting, and selling, but the ministry must be informed via the PlookGanja app.

The Government has a policy to liberalize the use of cannabis and hemp, with the following objectives:

1. For medical purposes;
2. For economic benefits;
3. For people to have a choice in taking care of their own health.

Read more: https://thailand.prd.go.th/ewt_news.php?nid=12631&filename=index

Source: PR Thai Government facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=387448510084632&set=pb.100064584583981.-2207520000..)