Thai Public Health Minister Addresses Cannabis Reclassification Amid Public Protest

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National — On July 9th, 2024, Public Health Minister Somsak Thepsuthin addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding the reclassification of cannabis as a type 5 narcotic by the Ministry of Public Health's Narcotics Control Committee. The...

Thai Cannabis Network Proposes Four-Point Investigation for Cannabis Legislation Amid Government Opposition

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National — On July 8th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the Secretary-General of Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, led over 300 cannabis supporters in a march to the Government House. They submitted a petition urging...

Thai Deputy PM Anutin Charnvirakul Questions Legal Implications of Cannabis Reclassification, Calls for Clarification

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National — On July 6th, 2024, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul responded to the Narcotics Control Board's proposal to reclassify cannabis and hemp as narcotics. Anutin reaffirmed Bhumjaithai Party's stance that cannabis should be...

Cannabis Reclassification as Illegal Narcotic in Thailand Moves Forward After Ministry Meeting

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National — On July 5th, 2024, Dr. Surachoke Tangwiwat, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Public Health, publicly revealed after a meeting of the Narcotics Control Board regarding the draft announcement by the...

Public Health Minister Discusses Cannabis Reclassification Amidst Strong Public Support

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National — On June 26th, 2024, Public Health Minister Somsak Thepsuthin discussed the potential reclassification of cannabis as a type 5 narcotic after opening the proposal for public consultation from June 11th to 25th. This follows...

Investigation Confirms Widespread Conflicts and Legal Cases Within Royal Thai Police

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National — At 11:00 AM, on June 20th, Mr. Wissanu Krea-ngam, the Advisor to the Thai Prime Minister, announced the results of the investigation following the conflicts between Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukvimol, the Police Chief,...

Thai Constitutional Court Gives Results, Future Dates on Multiple Major Cases Such as Move...

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National — On June 18th, 2024, the Thai Constitutional Court convened to deliberate on several high-profile cases, including the Election Commission's (EC) petition to dissolve the Move Forward Party (MFP), a case involving Prime Minister...

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra Granted Bail Amid Lèse-Majesté Trial; Next Hearing Set for...

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National — On June 18th, 2024, at the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court, prosecutors from the Criminal Litigation Office charged former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code or Lèse-Majesté, following...

Study Shows Cannabis Helps Reduce Dependency on More Harmful Drugs, Says Rangsit University Dean

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National — On June 16th, 2024, Prof. Panthep Puapongphan, the Dean of the College of Oriental Medicine at Rangsit University, commented on efforts to reclassify cannabis as an illegal narcotic by some parties.  Prof. Panthep warned...

Thai Prime Minister Takes Sick Leave After COVID-19 Diagnosis

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PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has announced he is taking sick leave after testing positive for COVID-19. The announcement was made Sunday evening (June 16) via his Facebook page, where he shared that symptoms...
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