Thailand’s Cannabis Reversal Intensifies: Advocates Want Government To Provide Scientific Justification For Recriminalizing Marijuana



Tensions are rising in Thailand as pro-cannabis advocates are protesting the Ministry of Public Health’s recent decision to reclassify cannabis as a narcotic, reported Bangkok Post. Advicates want the government to scientifically justify reclassifying cannabis, pointing out authorities are easing up on control over alcohol.

Demand For Scientific Evidence

At the heart of the protests, advocates led by Prasitchai Nunual, secretary-general of the Cannabis Future Network, are demanding that the ministry provide evidence comparing the health risks and benefits of cannabis with those of alcohol and cigarettes. They assert that without …

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