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Make marijuana legal, says Phuket Poll

PHUKET: A clear majority of respondents to an online poll have called for the government to make marijuana legal in Thailand.

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By The Phuket News

Saturday 2 June 2018, 12:56PM


A full 50% of respondents voted outright, “Yes, marijuana in all its forms should be made legal and possession, use and sale should be fully unregulated.” Photo: Creative Commons

A full 50% of respondents voted outright, “Yes, marijuana in all its forms should be made legal and possession, use and sale should be fully unregulated.” Photo: Creative Commons

Marijuana is still a drug under Thai law and its use for medical purposes requires strict legal control measures.

According to the Narcotics Act, the planting of the marijuana plant is allowed for medical purposes but use of the plant does not extend to medical research involving humans.

While the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has supported the use of cannabis for medical purposes, its use for other purposes, such as recreational use is still illegal.

To this The Phuket News asked readers the simple question, “Should marijuana be made legal?”

A full 50% of respondents voted outright, “Yes, marijuana in all its forms should be made legal and possession, use and sale should be fully unregulated.”

A further 6% voted “Yes, but for medical research and use only”, while 38% added their support by voting “Yes, but only “decriminalise” it and keep it strictly regulated as done in the US and in Amsterdam.”

Only 6% of respondents voted, “No. It is a narcotic and should be treated as such.”

For the full poll results, click here.

https://www.thephuketnews.com/poll.php?poll_id=83#vDeHfT85SI4ctrmc.99

To see the results of our previous poll, “How should Phuket’s lifeguards be provided?” click here.

“How should Phuket’s lifeguards be provided?” click here.

https://www.thephuketnews.com/poll.php?poll_id=82#o20QH4Azd9JtJBw3.97

 

 

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CaptainJack69 | 02 June 2018 - 21:01:00

Wow. So basically 94% of people think it should be OK to be able at least to smoke this naturally occurring, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and non-addictive substance in their own homes. And without having to pretend to have "night blindness" or "sleep-apnia" or any of the made-up maladies people in 'America and Amsterdam' have to declare.

Good.

Kurt | 02 June 2018 - 15:16:43

As soft drugs supply lines to Phuket island work wonderful well, despite a sometimes RTP action, mend for publicity and safari photos. ( more photos, more chance for promotion, I guess), yes, better legalize.
Start also here to categorize it the same way as smoking and alcohol consumption in private.

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