Thailand's new Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin spoke out against the recreational use of cannabis on Friday, but said his government would continue policies supporting its medical use.
Last year, Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to do so cannabis decriminalized it, but within a week of this decision issued a series of rules to curb its potential uncontrolled use. Srettha's Pheu Thai Party leads an XNUMX-party coalition government that came to power in August. Its largest partner, the Bhumjaithai Party, successfully led the decriminalization of cannabis under the last government.
Cannabis for medical use only
The country's marijuana industry is expected to be worth $1,2 billion in the coming years, with thousands of businesses popping up in tourist hotspots. “Drug abuse is a major problem for the country that is not being adequately addressed. Weed should only be used medically,” Srettha said.
Source: Reuters.com (EN)