Attention: Minister of Public Health
As the Government Authority has amended the Law to make Cannabis be the herbal plant that the people are able to have access and make use. At present, Cannabis has the status of being the herbal plant and is under the control of Herbal Plant Control Act, A.D. 2019 (B.E. 2562).
I hereby show my intention that the people must have access to the cultivation and use of Cannabis Herb under the Control of the Law in the level of the Act by coming to the opinion that bringing Cannabis back to be the narcotic drugs is the action of violating the right of the people. For this, the lesson in the international level is found that Cannabis has more advantages than disadvantages and the disadvantages can use the Law for its controls.
I have studied the information until it becomes evident. Therefore, I hereby show my intention of disagreement for bringing Cannabis back to be the narcotic drugs. Then, I have signed my name as evidence.
Historically, cannabis has been a part of Thai culture for centuries. It was widely used as a culinary ingredient, a traditional medicine, and a fiber crop. Thai traditional medicine has long recognized the potential benefits of cannabis, particularly its therapeutic effect on pain and fatigue. Its fibers were also used for making clothes, ropes, and other materials, due to their durability and resistance.
However, the global trend towards criminalizing cannabis that took hold in the early 20th century also affected Thailand. In 1935, the Cannabis Act was enacted, making cannabis illegal for the first time in Thailand's history.This was largely due to international pressure, particularly from the West, which viewed cannabis as a harmful narcotic.
In 2022, Thailand made a significant move and decriminalized cannabis, aligning with a global trend towards more liberal cannabis laws. This move was driven by economic, social, and health considerations.
Since decriminalization, the cannabis industry in Thailand has blossomed. As you mentioned, over 1.1 million citizens have registered to grow cannabis, and more than 4,600 storefronts have opened their doors. The economic benefits of this are significant. The cannabis industry has created jobs, generated tax revenue, and attracted tourism. Reversing the decriminalization could disrupt this burgeoning industry and stifle the economic growth it has generated.
Decriminalizing cannabis has also had social benefits. It has reduced the burden on the criminal justice system, as law enforcement resources can be redirected from non-violent cannabis offenses to more serious crimes. It has also helped to eliminate the stigma associated with cannabis, allowing for more open discussion and understanding of its uses and effects.
With cannabis now legal, its medicinal properties can be studied and utilized more effectively. As noted earlier, Thai traditional medicine has long recognized the benefits of cannabis. Its decriminalization allows for a new era of research and innovation in this field, which could lead to new treatments and therapies.
Thailand's first Cannabis association, known as the Phuket Cannabis Association (PCA), has been established with the sole purpose of promoting sustainable development within the Thai Cannabis industry. The association aims to foster connectivity within all aspects of the industry and support businesses in creating a positive impact on society.
The PCA is carrying out significant work towards the continued decriminalization of cannabis, which is a challenging task. Nevertheless, the association is determined to ensure that the voices of cannabis supporters are heard loud and clear.
On the other hand, WEED.TH is a platform designed to help the cannabis community. We support many shops and farms, and we help locals, expats, and tourists find cannabis shops near them. Our goal is to build a strong community and encourage smart, safe use of cannabis.
To help the cause, we are supporting the Phuket Cannabis Association's work. We understand that sticking together in this uncertain time is important. We're committed to working with others in the cannabis industry to build a better future.
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