Thailand Marijuana Bill Shortened to Allow Quicker Legislation

Thailand Marijuana Bill Shortened to Allow Quicker Legislation

With only 17 articles, cannabis may become legal next month.

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November 8, 2018
The Nation
International Legislation

The cabinet will next Tuesday deliberate a shortened bill on legalizing marijuana for medical use.

The new version of the bill was proposed yesterday, and supporters reckon it will become law as early as next month.

“This bill will only have 17 Articles,” Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong, who is also the justice minister, said yesterday. 

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He said the committee on legalizing the medical use of marijuana and kratom leaves (Mitragyna speciosa) and the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) had suggested that 17 Articles from two previously proposed drug laws could be used to prepare a shorter bill for the legalization of marijuana. This suggestion was taken up. 

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