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Amnesty underway for users, possessors of cannabis

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Amnesty underway for users, possessors of cannabis

By THE NATION

 

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THE AUTHORITIES are taking concrete steps towards granting amnesty to those who use or have cannabis in their possession if they report to the authorities within a given time frame.

 

The Drug Committee approved three draft legislations for amnesty yesterday. 

 

If these drafts become law, even possessors of cannabis, who are not patients or research units, will be pardoned. 

 

“We have already passed the draft regulations, but there are still many steps left. The Food and Drug Administration [FDA] will have to put these drafts through public hearings and gather opinions for further review,” FDA secretary-general Tares Krassanairawiwong said yesterday.

 

He was speaking after chairing a meeting with the Drug Committee, during which the green light was given to several draft subordinate laws yesterday. 

 

The approved drafts included three announcements designed to grant amnesty to government agencies, private firms, community enterprises, practitioners of traditional Thai medicine, research organisations, patients and everybody else who use and possess cannabis. 

 

“They must report within 90 days once the announcement goes into effect,” Tares explained. 

 

Under Thai law, cannabis is an illicit drug and possession or use of it is punishable by a fine and/or a jail term. 

 

However, the Kingdom is currently in the process of allowing the use of medical marijuana, and several subordinate draft legislations are being prepared to facilitate the enforcement. 

 

According to plan, patients who use marijuana for health reasons will be allowed to continue using the drug after they register themselves for amnesty and till the medical-marijuana system is introduced. 

 

Marijuana is believed to be useful for patients battling Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stress, chronic pain, and nausea related to chemotherapy.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30364161

 

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"...The approved drafts included three announcements designed to grant amnesty to government agencies, private firms, community enterprises, practitioners of traditional Thai medicine, research organisations, patients and everybody else who use and possess cannabis..." 

 

Kudos to you, Thailand!!!

 

This is an enlightened step that I wasn't expecting, and one several other countries could learn from (yes, I mean you, America). Honestly, I think removing the criminal aspect is the single most important element of the process; giving people a criminal record and/or jailing them for something so widespread and common is dumb as hell. And, once you accept that it is dumb as hell, then amnesty, pardons, purging previous arrests and convictions is the proper way to proceed.

 

Good on you, Thailand! I didn't think you'd be demonstrating such wisdom.

 

I would say that I am relieved to see this but;

 

"...Marijuana is believed to be useful for patients battling Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, stress, chronic pain, and nausea related to chemotherapy..."

 

I think my stress levels are still a wee bit too high...

 

:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

 

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

However, the Kingdom is currently in the process of allowing the use of medical marijuana, and several subordinate draft legislations are being prepared to facilitate the enforcement. 

The Bamboo Grapevine has been smoking hot around the local village and my wife is in the middle of it. Why? Many of the rice farmers are beginning to explore the governmental requirements needed to grow pot. They believe that there is more money to be made supplying medical marijuana instead of the struggles with growing rice. And they can't be the only village in Thailand having the same thoughts.

 

As a loving husband, I support my wife 100% in this endeavor....

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

THE AUTHORITIES are taking concrete steps towards granting amnesty to those who use or have cannabis in their possession if they report to the authorities within a given time frame.

give us all amnesty in perpetuity in advance

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I wish they would hurry up I need to give it my wife after the chemo somedays unbearable  

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

If these drafts become law, even possessors of cannabis, who are not patients or research units, will be pardoned. 

 

So the gvt will have a user database which can in turn lead to finding the suppliers.

 

Once pardoned will they be allowed to continue consuming or will they have to submit to regular drug tests.

 

They are putting the plow in front of the ox on this one.

 

Legalize it first would seem the natural order...

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I hope many Thai farmers who can't make much money selling rice turn to marijuana cultivation.  The more available it is in general, the faster the Thai government will eliminate all restrictions on the use of this beneficial herb. Over here, I often take pills to help me sleep — something I use marijuana for in my home state of Alaska where it is totally legal.  This reversal of position by the authorities is surprising, enlightened and most welcome. If only my own federal government was as similarly enlightened.

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2 minutes ago, AlaskaDave said:

This reversal of position by the authorities is surprising, enlightened and most welcome.

There's always a catch when Thailand does something like this.  It's usually to do with money.

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So how many times can one apply for amnesty?:stoner:

 

Is there going to be some kind of multiple-90-day amnesty report available?

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

They must report within 90 days ... etc, pp ...

 

:cheesy::cheesy::cheesy: ... yeah, that's exactly how the Dodo died (out) I think ... dream on clowns, 555 ...

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1 hour ago, missoura said:

The Bamboo Grapevine has been smoking hot around the local village and my wife is in the middle of it. Why? Many of the rice farmers are beginning to explore the governmental requirements needed to grow pot. They believe that there is more money to be made supplying medical marijuana instead of the struggles with growing rice. And they can't be the only village in Thailand having the same thoughts.

 

As a loving husband, I support my wife 100% in this endeavor....

 

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When is the best time to pay you a visit😉

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I hope many Thai farmers who can't make much money selling rice turn to marijuana cultivation.  The more available it is in general, the faster the Thai government will eliminate all restrictions on the use of this beneficial herb. Over here, I often take pills to help me sleep — something I use marijuana for in my home state of Alaska where it is totally legal.  This reversal of position by the authorities is surprising, enlightened and most welcome. If only my own federal government was as similarly enlightened.

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How about TV using a different photo than the the pothead with ganja tats on his face?....eg. Bill Clinton (although he didn't inhale or have sex with that woman), Barack Obama, or Bill Shorten (leader of the opposition in Australia) or perhaps some very ordinary and normal looking people from any walk of life from anywhere in the world.

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1 hour ago, MaxYakov said:

So how many times can one apply for amnesty?:stoner:

 

Is there going to be some kind of multiple-90-day amnesty report available?

Read the article!

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