Cannabis shops close to schools allowed amid lack of particular regulation

Cannabis dispensaries are presently allowed to operate close to colleges in Thailand, as there is not any specific laws controlling their areas, according to the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM). However, the Public Health Ministry has prohibited the sale of hashish to individuals beneath 20 years previous, with penalties including a one-year prison sentence, a fine of up to 20,000 baht, and a two-year license revocation for non-compliance.
DTAM director-general Thongchai Lertwilairattanapong’s comments are available response to stories of a cannabis cafe working for six months near the well-known St Joseph Convent School. This has led to former politician and hashish legalisation critic Chuwit Kamolvisit calling for the federal government to reclassify hashish as a narcotic, reported Bangkok Post.
The draft Cannabis-Hemp Act remains to be awaiting parliamentary approval, and there’s no regulation on the proximity of cannabis dispensaries to instructional institutions, in accordance with Thongchai.
Over 12,000 businesses have applied to distribute, course of, export, or analysis hashish in seventy six provinces. However, only one hundred operators have constantly submitted stories on their cannabis sources, storage facilities, and distribution networks.
Thongchai urged authorities to strengthen legislation enforcement and enhance checks on the business use of hashish flowers. Ready to collaborate with police and administrative officers to strictly enforce laws in opposition to violators, with potential license suspension or revocation and legal motion for repeated offences.
Meanwhile, former politician Chuwit has been on the forefront of a quantity of anti-cannabis rallies lately. Last week he led a staff to file a grievance after being threatened by a gaggle of men with weapons during an anti-cannabis rally in Bangkok. The sixty one 12 months old claimed that some wore emblem shirts of the Thai Pride Party (Bhumjaithai Party), with stay broadcast footage as evidence.
Chuwit led his team to file a grievance at Phaya Thai Police Station after being threatened by a gaggle of males dressed in navy blue shirts in the course of the rally near Sanam Pao..

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