On the grounds of universities and organizations under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), cannabis usage for recreational purposes is prohibited, as is the sale of food and beverages containing the plant.

Anek Laothamatas, minister of MHESI, officially approved a ban on cannabis usage on such grounds that is effective right away.

The notice stated that the ministerial restrictions on cannabis usage and other relevant legislation must be carefully adhered to by universities and organizations under the Public Health Ministry’s control.

Students and employees of agencies are not permitted to consume cannabis recreationally, and CEOs of universities and heads of agencies are directed to forbid the sale of foods and beverages containing cannabis, as well as the bringing of such products into universities and agencies.

In order to address the potential negative effects on health of cannabis extracts containing amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabis’ psychoactive ingredient, above the legal limit, university executives and agency heads have also been instructed to organize activities or produce media to educate students, staff, and residents of nearby communities about how to use cannabis properly.