Two Cannabis Shops in Patong Have Their Licenses Paused

Patong –

Two more cannabis shops in Patong have had their licenses paused after they were found to be breaking various rules.

Our previous stories:

The foreigners in the video clip were making content promoting a new but unidentified cannabis shop near Phuket International Airport in Thalang which has just been opened.

A 49-year-old American tourist apologized after a video clip of him using a machine to blow cannabis smoke across Bangla Road went viral on social media, leading to intense debate around cannabis and cannabis rules and regulations.

Legal action is being taken against 13 unlicensed cannabis shops in Phuket and 18 cannabis shop licenses were paused.

Now for the update:

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they and officials from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Department inspected multiple cannabis shops in Patong.

Officials checked licenses and made sure that shops did not sell cannabis to people aged under 20, to pregnant women and to mothers feeding milk to babies and also, the big one, that cannabis is not allowed to be smoked in public. This includes in the shops.

Two cannabis shops were found to be breaking the rules and their licenses have been paused. The Phuket Express noted officials did not mention which rules they broke.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.