More than 100 marijuana plants found in Parliament area in Bangkok, nobody knows who planted them

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Bangkok –

More than 100 small marijuana plants have been found in the Parliament area in Bangkok, which as a government building and area is supposed to be off limits to cannabis planting, selling, or use under current regulations.

In a mystery, however, nobody knows who planted the marijuana nor is anyone stepping forward and taking responsibility.

Yesterday (July 22nd) a large tree inside the Parliament was pulled down by strong winds. Officials inspecting the area to handle the storm damage were shocked to find that more than 100 small marijuana plants were found nearby.

Former Democrat Party Member of Parliament Mr. Watchara Petthong told the associated Thai media, “Whoever has grown these marijuana plants has great agricultural skills. Soil in the Parliament has good quality but more than 347 trees have died previously while these marijuana plants are growing nicely.”

Mr. Watchara called Mr. Aroon Laipongpaew, the director of the Parliament Security Office, to investigate. Police were sent to move all marijuana plants from the parliament while investigation has continued to find these marijuana plants owner.

As of press time, nobody has stepped forward to take responsibility and it remains a mystery as to who planted the cannabis. It is unclear where the plants would be moved to, which are now decriminalized in Thailand but prohibited at places like government buildings, schools, and police stations.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.