Thailand goes to the polls on 14th May with the decriminalisation of cannabis back in the balance less than a year after the plant was removed from the list of banned narcotics.

In June last year, Thailand became the first Asian nation to decriminalise cannabis, allowing for licensed cultivation and sale for medicinal use only. But because the parliament was dissolved before the Cannabis Act could be codified into law, few restraints were put into place, leaving an effective free-for-all where anything not specifically prohibited was assumed – by default – to be allowed.

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