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Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra Granted Bail Amid Lèse-Majesté Trial; Next Hearing Set for...

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National — On June 18th, 2024, at the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court, prosecutors from the Criminal Litigation Office charged former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code or Lèse-Majesté, following...

Thai Prime Minister Takes Sick Leave After COVID-19 Diagnosis

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PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has announced he is taking sick leave after testing positive for COVID-19. The announcement was made Sunday evening (June 16) via his Facebook page, where he shared that symptoms...

Study Shows Cannabis Helps Reduce Dependency on More Harmful Drugs, Says Rangsit University Dean

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National — On June 16th, 2024, Prof. Panthep Puapongphan, the Dean of the College of Oriental Medicine at Rangsit University, commented on efforts to reclassify cannabis as an illegal narcotic by some parties.  Prof. Panthep warned...

Rangsit University Dean Debunks Claims of Increased Psychiatric Cases Due to Cannabis Decriminalization

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National — On June 15th, 2024, Prof. Panthep Puapongphan, the Dean of the College of Oriental Medicine at Rangsit University, publicly addressed what he called misinformation regarding an alleged increase in psychiatric patients following the...

Thai Deputy Government Spokesman Warns Against Reclassifying Cannabis as Narcotic, Cites Public Harm

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National — On June 13th, 2024, Deputy Government Spokesman Karom Phonphonklang publicly warned Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin regarding his insistence to reclassify cannabis as a type 5 narcotic, which would essentially recriminalize...

Political Scientist Analyzes Potential Shifts Amid Legal Cases Against Thai PM and Move Forward...

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National — At 1:00 PM, on June 12th, 2024, Mr. Yutthaporn Isarachai, a political scientist from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, publicly addressed the current political status in Thailand. Previously, the Thai Constitutional Court held a weekly...

Majority of Public Feedback So Far on Draft Law Opposes Proposal to Make Cannabis...

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National — On June 13th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin provided an update on the public consultation held from June 11-25 regarding a draft aimed at reclassifying cannabis as a type 5...

Thai Constitutional Court Reviews Move Forward Party Dissolution and Prime Minister’s Appointment Controversy

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National — On June 12th, 2024, the Thai Constitutional Court held a weekly meeting, addressing cases regarding the alleged subversion of the government by the Move Forward Party (MFP), and a petition by 40 senators...

Public Health Ministry Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Reclassification Amid Protests and New Drug...

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National — At 9:45 AM on June 11th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin addressed a proposal to review ministerial regulations regarding the legal possession limits of narcotics for personal use versus distribution....

Pro Cannabis Activists Mark Two Years of Legalisation, Begin Sit-in at Thai Government House...

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National — On June 9th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the secretary-general of the network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, and other cannabis advocacy groups of more than 300 individuals called for a protest...
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