Thailand is legalising the growing and sale of full medical grade Cannabis from next month. I anticipate a tourist boom.
Some quotes from various sources in Thailand.
Authorities are also exploring the idea of a “cannabis sandbox” that would allow tourists to visit the country while recreationally using cannabis in select areas, to help create destinations synonymous with the drug.
Linn is optimistic that the bill will help Thailand rebuild its economy post-Covid. “Nothing as small as marijuana use can save [an economy], but I think it could provide a spark,” he said.
Kitty Chopaka, an independent cannabis advocate based in Bangkok, says “industry people” from places including Australia, the UK and Canada are already contacting her about plans to visit Thailand following the announcement. “People are going to come to Thailand trying to find cannabis,” she says.
Cannabis is Thailand’s ‘secret weapon’ to lure back tourists after Covid, public health official says.
Amsterdam had better watch out. There’s a new kid on the block.