Thai Royal Gazzette classifies cannabis and hemp smoke as a “nuisance”, effective today

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The Thai Royal Gazette announced the Public Health Ministry’s order to identify smoke from cannabis and hemp as a “nuisance”, effective today, June 15th.

According to the announcement, the smoke caused by using cannabis and hemp for recreational purposes can affect other living conditions or can be harmful to health. The smoke of the plants contains particles that could cause a risk of illness by inhaling such as lung disease, asthma, and bronchitis.

In order to control and prevent such impact that causes deterioration or harm to the health of nearby residents or any individuals, the prescription of the smoke of cannabis, hemp, and other similar plants is a nuisance according to the public health law.

Violators could face a maximum fine of 25,000 baht and/or three-month imprisonment under the Public Health Act.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.