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Arresting people for medicinal ganja use - like "arresting a mother for stealing baby milk for a hungry child", police say

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Arresting people for medicinal ganja use - like "arresting a mother for stealing baby milk for a hungry child", police say

 

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BANGKOK: -- Crime suppression police  commenting on the use of medicinal ganja have likened arresting users to prosecuting women for wanting to feed their babies at any cost.

 

The comments could begin to mark a big change in the way the police and drugs suppression agencies view ganja use for the treatment of mental conditions and relieving stress in cancer patients, reported Daily News.

 

And it could begin the process to see the relaxation of laws relating to cannabis use - possibly later leading to changes in the law relating to recreational use as has been seen in many countries throughout the world.

 

Four agencies are in broad agreement that ganja should soon be taken off the illegal drugs list for medicinal purposes and the findings of a committee set up on the subject are expected to pass further up the legislative chain for approval. 

 

The CSD, drugs suppression police, the National Agricultural council and the council of state have been discussing the matter.

 

Crime Suppression Division police or CSD have clearly stated that ganja use does not promote criminal behavior. 

 

And they stated that prosecuting people for medicinal use is akin to jailing a mother who is forced to steal to feed milk to her baby. It is a case of morality versus the law, they said.

 

Somneuk Sirihanthong who heads up a group promoting use of oil derived from cannabis for use in treating cancer patients said there is much evidence to support a change in the law. 

 

He also cited evidence from a Thai group called "Ganja users group" that the drug was excellent in treating children suffering from fits, children with muscle weakness difficulties as well as relieving stress and unpleasant symptoms associated with cancer treatment.

 

The views of the four state agencies are likely to be taken into serious consideration as moves to decriminalize ganja gain momentum in Thailand.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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Fantastic news! Sounds like progress may be made in the future.

 

I have glaucoma.  

 

Oh, what's that... Oh... It's only for Thais using it for medical use. Foreigners will still get fleeced for huge sums of cash or go to jail. 

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Yes, it's a miracle drug. 

 

Unfortunaelty, still even in the West, we have too many dumb dumbs and people with a vested interest to keep it illegal. 

 

Its weed, people. How can you question its  integrity at all when we have cigarettes and alcohol! Cigarettes kill! That's a fact.

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Seems to be working well in half the states in the USA, Thailand could supply the worlds need if they wanted to, has to be more profitable than rice

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I come from a country where you smell marihuana on ever streetcorner litterally. It makes some people very lazy but others enjoy it without any problems.

 

For medicinal use it's a different story i guess but to see the youth all being stoned all day is not that good. They are wasting their future/career.

 

It helps against stress and escaping from the reality but there's no stress in Thailand since everything goes so slow and unregulated here. Sunshine also makes people happy. 

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Years ago,  the cannabis lovers in high school would tout the legendary quality of "Thai Sticks".   A benign drug that promotes socializing.  Why not legalize, or at least decriminalize it ?

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Where do they find these people. Haven't they got better things to do? 

 

Ask a local for directions. You'll receive a grunt comparable to a beast defecating. Make an appointment and expect confusion and excuses. Solicite a service and more often than not be decieved.

 

Teach every child to swim, how to ride a bycycle, how to do basic arithmetric.

 

Employ more police and give them the resources they need. Get the idiots off the road.

 

How hard can it be?

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Ingornace about all "recreational" drug taking is worldwide, but as people begin to appreciate that the war on drugs becomes more and more pointless, it is nice to see Thailand following on miles behind...... 

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not sure that is such a good comparison however it is good to see someone speaking up on the issue. unfortunately if they cant see the sense in legalizing prostitution then i doubt they will have the sense to legalize marijuana.  

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33 minutes ago, Snackbar said:

Where do they find these people. Haven't they got better things to do? 

 

Ask a local for directions. You'll receive a grunt comparable to a beast defecating. Make an appointment and expect confusion and excuses. Solicite a service and more often than not be decieved.

 

Teach every child to swim, how to ride a bycycle, how to do basic arithmetric.

 

Employ more police and give them the resources they need. Get the idiots off the road.

 

How hard can it be?

Impossible when you don't have the will to do it. No monetary benefit no Interest

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need an "official" Medical use card ?

 

next time you are in LA , pick up the LA Weekly paper and there are pages of Doctors ( yes real Doctors) advertising  that they will sign you up for a $$$ consultation , 

 

the Medical part has become a joke, , maybe I need to sign up for Medical Chang Beer :)

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The leap from legitimate medicinal use of Cannabis and its associated products, to  recreational use by some in here, exposes the selfish hedonistic demands of the uninformed.

Making comparisons with alcohol and tobacco is facile; there are dangers in every drug not prescribed by a competent medical practitioner.

Anecdotal and shrill advocates for legalizing recreational use of illegal substances need correction. Just because you promulgate  a pro-drug use stance doesn't make your opinion  worth anything

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@Dr. Robert: And what makes your opinion worth anything more? 

 

There is little reason that marijuana should be banned even for recreational use imo, so long as alcohol remains legal. And it certainly shouldn't be banned for medical use. I think the problem is that governments have spent so long demonizing this substance in the war on drugs. People who have never used it have certain preconceived notions about its use. Over the years it's proven to have a good amount of medicinal value, and you'd be hard pressed to show that it is worse for you or worse for society than consuming alcohol recreationally. Worst case scenario potheads are going to lay around watching television and getting lazy, it's not typically a substance that will make you turn violent or ruin the lives of others.

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