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People flock to marijuana fair in Buri Ram

By Pratch Rujivanarom 
The Nation 
Buri Ram

 

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Thousands of people showed up at the “Pan Buriram” fair in Buri Ram province on Saturday, as the authorities take the first step towards raising awareness about medical marijuana.

 

Dr Withid Sarudeechaikul, director of the Buri Ram Provincial Health Office, said nearly 20,000 people attended the event to learn about the use of medical cannabis, while more than 1,000 others registered for legal permission to use cannabinoid medicines.

 

The fair, which includes a one-stop centre for registration of cannabis users, is being held at the Chang International Circuit in Muang Buri Ram district until Sunday.

 

“Many experts on cannabinoid medication have joined the fair to educate people on how to safely and effectively use cannabis to sustain good mental and physical health,” Withid said.

 

He added that officials were also at hand to help those relying on cannabinoid drugs to conveniently obtain legal permission and easily register with Buri Ram Provincial Health Office.

 

“So many people have shown up to register for using cannabinoid medication legally at the event. On the first day itself, we registered 1,153 patients and expect even more to show up in the remaining two days of the fair,” Withid said.

 

“Public response is overwhelming. We did not expect so many people to show up to register this time, because before this event, only some 200 people had registered at the provincial health office.”

 

He added that he expects up to 10,000 patients from across the nation to come to the fair and register for the use of cannabinoid medication.

 

Those wanting to register are required to bring their national ID, medical certificate and other documents proving that they need to use cannabis for treatment. Those who have already obtained permission can show their permit and receive up to five bottles of cannabis extract at the event.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30368027

 

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when does the thai govt find out thier is money in that weed

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I wonder why register for a non illegal drug. What am I missing?

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3 hours ago, kwak250 said:

Probably the safest roads in Thailand groups of chilled people checking out traffic lights.

I don't agree. Driving with alcohol in your bloodstream is much more safer (Asians not included).

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5 hours ago, Vacuum said:

I don't agree. Driving with alcohol in your bloodstream is much more safer (Asians not included).

And your evidence for this opinion is...?

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Never would have believed it.Home of the thai stick.In the early 70’s I would buy 30 thai sticks for 150 baht.baht was 5 cents at the time.How things have 

changed.If Thailand follows the U.S. it might be completely legal in 5-10 years.

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If they follow Canada it'll be legal tomorrow.

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10 minutes ago, HaleySabai said:

If they follow Canada it'll be legal tomorrow.

 

OTOH, if the treatment of the seasteaders is any indication, they may issue arrest warrants for the organizers once word of the fair reaches other entities in the government.

 

Just 'cause it's okay with the Provincial Health Office, doesn't mean it's okay with the RTP or whatever Thailand has for a DEA...

 

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2 hours ago, thrilled said:

Never would have believed it.Home of the thai stick. ....

tied-stick-yeah-you-know-that-stuff-its-

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12 hours ago, kwak250 said:

Probably the safest roads in Thailand groups of chilled people checking out traffic lights.

Yeah dude, I found myself on many an occasion just standing on corners watching traffic go by. My fav is the Motocy packs, like hundreds of them? And then there will be like some dude in a bicycle right in the middel of the pack, and maybe one of those motorized fruit carts? If you find a shady spot, you can buzz out for a while and watch the action, like maybe someone falls off and people start running around yelling, plus the hot chicks side saddle? Legalizing the herb is going to be great for biz, can you imagine hundreds of stoners standing on a corner staring at traffic and cackling insanely...there would be like vendors there.....its a Traffic Festival! Im there!

 

Damn Im enjoying a Lemon flavoured oil right now and just laughing at imaginary traffic. I need a traffic video!

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44 minutes ago, impulse said:

 

OTOH, if the treatment of the seasteaders is any indication, they may issue arrest warrants for the organizers once word of the fair reaches other entities in the government.

 

Just 'cause it's okay with the Provincial Health Office, doesn't mean it's okay with the RTP or whatever Thailand has for a DEA...

 

Ridiculous assumption. This isn’t some farang event started by some stoner, farang, bitcoin millionaire. This whole fair was endorsed/supported by Newin Chidchob (owner of the Buriram United football team and the huge football stadium/ racetrack complex where this event is being held, as well as loads of other properties and businesses) who has a lot of power. His family has a lot of pull in this province and as an ex-politician who’s been shrewd enough to initially side with Thaksin, then dump him, I’d be willing to back Mr. Chidchob. My wife and I were watching TV and he was being interviewed on a show and talking about “the California model” (I.e. lots of tax revenue). 

Money speaks loudest in Thailand and it doesn’t matter what type of “general” is involved (army, navy, or police), if there’s a cut to be made/skimmed, then they’ll be all for it.

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