Rangsit University Dean Debunks Claims of Increased Psychiatric Cases Due to Cannabis Decriminalization

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National — On June 15th, 2024, Prof. Panthep Puapongphan, the Dean of the College of Oriental Medicine at Rangsit University, publicly addressed what he called misinformation regarding an alleged increase in psychiatric patients following the...

Thai Deputy Government Spokesman Warns Against Reclassifying Cannabis as Narcotic, Cites Public Harm

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National — On June 13th, 2024, Deputy Government Spokesman Karom Phonphonklang publicly warned Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin regarding his insistence to reclassify cannabis as a type 5 narcotic, which would essentially recriminalize...

Deputy Prime Minister Comments on Cannabis Reclassification Poll

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PRESS RELEASE: Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, addressed the recent announcement by Somsak Thepsuthin, Minister of Public Health, to organize a 15-day public opinion poll from June 11th-25th on whether cannabis should...

Majority of Public Feedback So Far on Draft Law Opposes Proposal to Make Cannabis...

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National — On June 13th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin provided an update on the public consultation held from June 11-25 regarding a draft aimed at reclassifying cannabis as a type 5...

Public Health Ministry Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Reclassification Amid Protests and New Drug...

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National — At 9:45 AM on June 11th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin addressed a proposal to review ministerial regulations regarding the legal possession limits of narcotics for personal use versus distribution....

Pro Cannabis Activists Mark Two Years of Legalisation, Begin Sit-in at Thai Government House...

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National — On June 9th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the secretary-general of the network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, and other cannabis advocacy groups of more than 300 individuals called for a protest...

Over 100,000 People Allegedly Sign Petition to Re-Criminalize Cannabis Use as Pro Cannabis Groups...

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National— On June 6th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health, Somsak Thepsuthin, addressed the public regarding the controversy over potentially reclassifying cannabis as a type 5 narcotic. According to Thai national media, the anti-cannabis group "Youth...

Ministry of Interior Calls for Immediate Action to Eradicate E-Cigarettes

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PRESS RELEASE: The Ministry of Interior has indicated that it is an urgent policy to eradicate e-cigarettes, following consistent daily reports of e-cigarette busts from administrative officials.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anutin Charnvirakul...

NIDA Poll: Majority of Thais Support Reclassifying Cannabis as Narcotic; Public Backs Medical Use...

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National— On May 19th, 2024, Thailand’s first survey center, NIDA Poll, publicly revealed a survey between May 14th to 15th from 1,310 individuals on a proposal to reclassify cannabis as a narcotic illegal drug. The data...

Careful Consideration Needed for Potential Cannabis Recriminalization, Bhumjaithai Party Member and Leader Says

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National — On May 17th, 2024, Deputy Government Spokesman Mr. Karom Phonphonklang, a member of the Bhumjaithai Party, expressed his concerns regarding the potential reclassification of cannabis back to a controlled narcotic substance, which would...
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