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Thailand blazes ahead with push to legalise medical marijuana use

BANGKOK: Thailand is rolling out plans to legalise medical marijuana, an official told AFP Wednesday (Oct 31), as the country hopes to cash in on a multi-billion dollar industry with a product its supporters hail as some of the world’s best. Several nations have embraced the use of medicinal cannabis, including Canada, Australia, Israel, and more than half the states in the US. Advertisement But Thailand would be the first country in Asia to do so, tapping into a market that US-based Grand View Research has estimated could reach US$55.8…

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Cannabis Drugs Thailand 

THAILAND TO BUILD FIRST LEGAL WEED FARM

Border patrol police show off their haul of confiscated marijuana Jan. 23, 2017, in Nakhon Phanom province BANGKOK — Marijuana decriminalization activists Tuesday hailed news that cannabis will be grown legally for the first time in Thailand, possibly in the northeast. Rattapon Sanrak, founder of a group that advocates for cannabis legalization, said that although reported plans to build a plantation in Sakon Nakhon province aren’t a done deal, officials have taken positive steps by going ahead with the project. “I think it will certainly help build a positive image,” said…

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Metro founder’s grandson acquitted of drug trafficking charges, pleads guilty to attempted possession charges

SINGAPORE – The grandson of the man who founded Metro was acquitted in court on Friday (May 12) of the drug trafficking charges against him. After a three-day trial, District Judge Jasvender Kaur found Ong Jenn, now 41, not guilty of two counts of engaging in a conspiracy with convicted drug offender Mohamad Ismail Abdul Majid, 45, to traffic cannabis on Oct 30, 2014. But the trafficking charges were amended to two counts of attempting to be in possession of the drug – 385.1g of a cannabis mixture and 92.68g…

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