Friday, July 1, 2022


Cannabis use has risen with legalisation and Covid lockdowns, UN report says

Cannabis has long been the world's most widely used drug and that use is increasing while the cannabis on the market is getting stronger in terms of its tetrahydrocannabinol content, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says.

Charge of cannibis cultivation against singer Yasin maintained

This follows the chemical report obtained by the prosecution confirming that the plants in question were cannabis.

As Thailand green-lights cannabis, patients welcome cheaper supplies

Thailand has become the first Asian country to legalise the growing and private consumption of marijuana, a move authorities say will boost agriculture by giving farmers a valuable new cash crop.

Thailand rushes to rein in cannabis use a week after decriminalisation

At least one person has died and several were hospitalised this week after consuming or smoking marijuana.

Revellers on cloud nine at cannabis festival as Thailand relaxes law

Thailand has long been known for its tough drug laws, but the government has steadily liberalised them in recent years and the plant came off the banned narcotics list, decriminalising cultivation and possession.

Thailand starts million-plant cannabis giveaway, but discourages getting high

According to Thailand's corrections department, 3,000 people have been freed from prison after being held on cannabis-related crimes since the law changed this week.

Thailand legalises growing, consumption of marijuana

The government, banking on the plant as a cash crop, plans to give away a million plants to encourage farmers to take up its cultivation.

Ex-diplomat and son charged with growing 102 cannabis trees

Zainal Abidin Alias and Mohamed Rizal face whipping and life imprisonment if found guilty.

Ex-diplomat, son charged with drug trafficking

The charge was framed under Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence.

Ex-diplomat, son detained over cannabis plantation in Janda Baik

The cannabis plantation is said to be the biggest in the country so far.

Khairy welcomes academic research on medical marijuana

The health minister says there have been no submissions for a clinical study or trial despite expressions of interest, talk and social media advocacy.

Singer Yasin Sulaiman charged with cultivating cannabis plants, drug trafficking

He was charged in two separate courts today.

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