THAILAND GOVERNNENT WILL GIVE AWAY 1,000,000 CANNABIS PLANTS IN JUNE

therevverend

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Unbelievable. The million plant giveaway!



There is no clarification if it's hemp or marijuana, in other words CBD or THC strains. The government says they're 'medical strains for medical use only' and recreational use is still forbidden but who can tell the difference? The sale of cannabis containing more then .02% THC is forbidden and companies have to be licensed to sell their hemp products. But home growers seem to be allowed to grow whatever they please and GROW AS MANY PLANTS AS THEY NEED. They don't have to be licensed! As long as they don't sell the stuff they can grow what and how much they want!

Despite Thailand's infamous war on drugs there's always been a clear distinction between medical and recreational use and cannabis has always been considered medicine and food. Thais love cannabis and one of the reasons stated for the million plant give away is to allow the cooking of traditional cannabis cuisine. The world is changing fast and this is a huge step in the right direction for Asian nations.
 

romanoweed

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I heard for Homegrowing only Plants under 2 Percent Thc are allowed. But have to check again, now im getting unshure....
I just heard this 2 weeks ago, so i think its not really Drugcannabis for Homegrowing. But the Laws are changing all the Time over there,
 
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therevverend

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I heard for Homegrowing only Plants under 2 Percent Thc are allowed. But have to check again, now im getting unshure....
I just heard this 2 weeks ago, so i think its not really Drugcannabis for Homegrowing. But the Laws are changing all the Time over there,

I know, it's hard to believe. Every article I've checked has been very careful to not say anything about whether the homegrown can have THC or CBD. I believe this is on purpose by the Thai government. They don't want to be seen as encouraging drug use but they also don't have the $$ or time to be testing every cannabis plant in every house in the country. They're very clear they will not be allowing sale of any THC products over .02% THC.

I believe when they say the plants they will be giving away will be 'medicinal' it means they will be CBD. By not requiring home growers to buy licenses from the state seems to me to be a 'don't ask, don't tell' type of policy. By restricting sale of THC it allows the government to still consider it a drug and shake down street dealers and tourists for money for fundraising purposes. The important part legally is they say 'medical use only'. Many years ago a friend got busted for a grow, he had a big sign on the wall saying 'medical use only'. He said the judge specifically let him off because of the sign. Even though he was obviously guilty as hell and his stepdaughter was the one who snitched on him.
 

CosmicGiggle

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A good friend from Thailand told me many years ago that drug cannabis was a big addiction problem there, almost as bad as opium so let's wait and see. :shucks:
 

Chi13

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I know, it's hard to believe. Every article I've checked has been very careful to not say anything about whether the homegrown can have THC or CBD. I believe this is on purpose by the Thai government. They don't want to be seen as encouraging drug use but they also don't have the $$ or time to be testing every cannabis plant in every house in the country. They're very clear they will not be allowing sale of any THC products over .02% THC.

I believe when they say the plants they will be giving away will be 'medicinal' it means they will be CBD. By not requiring home growers to buy licenses from the state seems to me to be a 'don't ask, don't tell' type of policy. By restricting sale of THC it allows the government to still consider it a drug and shake down street dealers and tourists for money for fundraising purposes. The important part legally is they say 'medical use only'. Many years ago a friend got busted for a grow, he had a big sign on the wall saying 'medical use only'. He said the judge specifically let him off because of the sign. Even though he was obviously guilty as hell and his stepdaughter was the one who snitched on him.
Articles I read previously state that the 0.2 refers to extracts. I am still not completely clear though.
The regulatory framework will not allow THC extracts exceeding 0.2% in the public. This provision confused a lot of local ganja-preneurs but as Forbes Magazine explains, for these regulations “extracts” refer to cannabis derivatives that are made from specific methods such as hashish, and THC concentrates.
 

stiff

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A good friend from Thailand told me many years ago that drug cannabis was a big addiction problem there, almost as bad as opium so let's wait and see. :shucks:
How ironc...where the real issue is the meth consumption. But..ive heard and seen the same thing in cambodia. They say weed is very dangerous and then turn around for a hit of the crackpipe😭
 

Chi13

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I listened to the potcast interview with Wallyduck a few days ago. He talks about the Thai attitude to cannabis as being very negative, and looked down upon as a working class thing. I can't believe Thailand has done this but great that they have. I can only think this is about tourism, as much as CBD for the masses. As an Australian, I hope this has a domino effect throughout Asia. Can't wait to visit and see this, and pleased to know I can visit with my Cannabis medicine.
 

Donald Mallard

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geez imagine the logistics of going all over the country delivering cannabis plants to everyone ,
sounds nearly impossible , i wonder if they will release any more details on how they plan to do that and where are these 1 million plants in the meantime ....
I spoke via video chat to my brother in law who lives in Burriram , one of the provinces in the Isaan area that was once famous for their high grade cannabis ,
he is growing it in his front yard, i saw quite a few large plants ,
and he asked me to come and grow as much as we can on the family farm so we can open a shop and sell it ,

it seems things are already out of control as far as the government being able to keep up with what every household is doing ,
i doubt they even care about most of what is going on , and could easily be coaxed to look the other way anyhow ,, lol ...

personally im glad that the weed is finally free again there as it was part of the culture , used in soups and other dishes as a medicine prior to the eradication program encouraged by the Usa in the early 80s ...

Im sure in time it will bring a new range of tourism there also in the form of cafes and weed bars etc
 

CosmicGiggle

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How ironc...where the real issue is the meth consumption. But..ive heard and seen the same thing in cambodia. They say weed is very dangerous and then turn around for a hit of the crackpipe😭
I listened to the potcast interview with Wallyduck a few days ago. He talks about the Thai attitude to cannabis as being very negative, and looked down upon as a working class thing. .........
I heard this from my Thai friend a long time ago, before meth was ever a problem AND also, she was a member of the Thai upper class, so both of the above statements stand. (y)
 

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