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Thailand first Asian country to legalize cannabis

Thailand decriminalizes cannabis. Recreational use of the drug remains illegal.

Where: Thailand

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Thailand has legalized growing cannabis and its consumption in food and drinks.
Smoking in public will still be considered a nuisance and is subject to punishment.
Authorities aim to prevent a rise in recreational use by limiting the strength of legal cannabis products.
Thailand’s tropical climate is very conducive to growing cannabis.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul hopes to boost the country’s poor economy, especially the agricultural sector.

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