Following the drafting committee’s request for political parties’ input, Democrat MP Satit Wongnongtoey plans to propose amendments to the Cannabis and Hemp Draft Act on Tuesday, September 20th.
The Trang MP told the Associated Press that he would submit the draft act suggestion after the drafting committee had sent a letter to several political parties seeking amendment opinions to improve the draft bill before it was further discussed at the upcoming committee meeting on October 3rd.
Satit requested that the committee consider amending the draft bill definitions and plantation licensing systems, as well as clearly indicating the number of cannabis and hemp plants permitted for homegrowing in each household, the ministry’s authority, and legally opening authorized distribution channels for cannabis, its extracts, smoking equipment, and so on.
The MP also reiterated his reasons for voting for the draft withdrawal, citing the negative consequences of marijuana legalization in the previous three to four months.
“If there are no laws to control marijuana use, it will cause problems,” he said. I confirm that the committee was properly informed about this matter. It is not about who wins or loses, but about the council’s collective responsibility.” “As a result, I’d like to ask the committee to consider it without bias or to impose conditions on the proposed amendment from certain political parties.” “I believe that working with the coalition government will be easy.” Satit concluded.