When cannabis became legal in Thailand in 2022, it opened up a whole new world of culinary possibilities to gourmands exploring the country. To be clear, there’s really no need to indulge in edibles to enjoy Bangkok’s vibrant foodie scene. But if this is your kind of thing, then the Thai capital is a great place to sample an assortment of new dishes. Next time you’re in the city, go on an edible journey and find your next gastronomic high at some of the best dining spots in Bangkok for cannabis food and drink. But first, make sure you know all the rules.

A tourist’s cheat sheet to cannabis in Bangkok, Thailand

If you’re a tourist planning a CBD-fuelled tour, then it’s important to know the basic guidelines for consuming cannabis in Thailand. The country is the first Asian country to decriminalise the plant, so we understand you might be excited to indulge in cannabis food in Bangkok. But keep in mind that it’s not the free-for-all a lot of us may be envisioning! Here are a few of the cannabis regulations from health officials in Thailand:

Carrying seeds or parts of the cannabis plant into and out of Thailand for personal purposes is prohibited. It’s worth noting that imported cannabis plants remain on the narcotics list in the country. 

Cultivation of the plant is only allowed after registration via government websites. 

An official permit is required to use cannabis buds for research, processing, sale, and export.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as people under 20 years of age, are not allowed to consume cannabis unless health professionals are present. 

Individuals processing extracts with more than 0.2 THC and synthetic THC must obtain permission. 

Cannabis-infused food is available in authorised restaurants in Bangkok and the rest of the country. Dining establishments are required to notify customers of dishes with CBD. 

Individuals may obtain cannabis health products through specific channels. 

Smoking cannabis in public spaces is illegal. This includes schools and shopping malls. 

Drivers are urged to avoid getting behind the wheel after consuming cannabis. 

Anyone with a negative reaction to cannabis products must proceed to a doctor immediately. 

With these guidelines in mind, it’s important to be knowledgeable about the laws surrounding cannabis consumption in Thailand. However, it is worth mentioning that the regulations should be continuously evaluated and adjusted to ensure that the benefits of cannabis can be maximized for both medical and recreational purposes.

Now that you’re armed with the basics, is it time to sample the goods? Cannabis-infused cuisine isn’t for everyone, but if you’re the type of traveller to indulge, we’ve rounded up some of the top spots to hit in Bangkok.

Bangkok restaurants and cafes for sampling cannabis food & drink

1. Kiew Kai Ka
Light-filled, lush, and breezy, Kiew Kai Ka promises a delicious meal in a beautiful glasshouse-inspired setting. But it’s as hailed for tasty food as it is for swoon-worthy looks. 
Making waves as part of the Michelin Guide 2023, this Bangkok eatery serves Thai comfort food, including cannabis food such as fried marijuana leaves with lentil powder. Other crowd favourites include non-marijuana options such as the red curry and pomelo salad. And if you’re planning to explore beyond the capital, there’s a Kiew Kai Ka branch in Chiang Mai, too! 
Location: 33 Nak Niwat Road, Lat Phrao, Bangkok

2. WholeWeed House
Let all your stresses melt away at WholeWeed House, a cosy cafe in central Bangkok that focuses on cannabis-infused food for gourmands hungry for tasty edibles. Travellers in the know typically order the best-selling fudge chocolate brownies. But it’s not uncommon to find it flying off the shelves; if it’s sold out when you show up, there are other yummy delights to sample like chocolate chip cookies and toasties. 
Travellers in Bangkok hitting up cannabis cafes will be happy to find a wide selection of refreshments at WholeWeed House, too. From organic cannabis-infused tea to soothing espresso-based brews, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste in this Bangkok cafe. 
Location: 37/1 Prasarnmitr Sukhumvit 23 Klongtuey-Nua, Watthana, Bangkok

3. Koko Japanese Restaurant
When you’re in Bangkok, you’ll want to enjoy a unique dining experience alongside your cannabis food and drink. How about a CBD omakase? Head on over to Koko Japanese Restaurant for a full creative course with marijuana as the centrepiece ingredient. The Ganja Relaxing set is a premium 12-course omakase meal with an array of delicious hemp-infused dishes, from sushi to wagyu steak.
Location: Harindhorn Building, Si Lom, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok

4. Leaf Cannabis Cafe
Looking to explore the burgeoning cannabis cafe culture in Thailand? A small shop tucked in a quiet Sathorn corner, Leaf Cannabis Cafe is one of the Bangkok cafes worth visiting. Here, travellers can pick up delicious CBD-infused drinks, edibles, and THC products. 
Although this Bangkok cafe is small and cosy, it offers an impressive selection of cannabis food and drink, including cookies, brownies, and refreshments. There are regular espresso-based drinks and teas, too — but visitors can also opt to add extras like cannabis syrup for a boost. 
Location: 470 Soi Suanplu Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok

5. Oumi Organic Cafe
Travellers in Bangkok hunting down the best cannabis cafes in the city will want to check out the lovely Oumi Organic Cafe. There are usual coffee shop brews, but the highlights are surely the wide range of cannabis-infused goodies: cupcakes, doughnuts, and jelly gummies, among others. Take home goodies like cannabis caramel corn flakes and caramel popcorn, or stock up on buds and pre-rolled joints here, too. Plus, the Instagrammable interiors make it a pleasure to hang out here all day! 
Location: Soi Rangnam, Phayathai District, Bangkok

6. MD-82 Cafe
Eating in an airplane isn’t usually anything to write home about, but this one’s definitely an exception! A great spot for a gastronomic adventure, MD-82 Cafe is a refurbished airliner turned into one of the coolest Bangkok cannabis cafes and dispensaries. 
Experience economy or business class by grabbing a table inside the plane, or enjoy an al fresco meal under the wings — either way, it makes for a fun dining experience! Additionally, MD-82 Cafe serves some of the tastiest cannabis food in Bangkok. From cannabis-infused pizza to CBD cocktails, the menu lets you indulge. 
Location: 324 On Nut Road, Prawet, Bangkok

7. Cannabis Kingdom
Chill out and vibe in the lovely garden-style setting of Cannabis Kingdom. Sitting in the Silom area, the cafe-slash-dispensary is well-regarded among Bangkok locals and tourists on the hunt for CBD strains and cannabis food like brownies, cookies, and popcorn. And if you’re not in the mood to partake with pals? Cannabis Kingdom is still a relaxing place to hang out — grab a beer or a perfectly brewed cup of coffee instead. 
Location: 18/1 Convent Road, Silom, Bangkok

8. GreenDay Cafe
Satisfy your sweet tooth and cannabis food cravings at GreenDay Cafe in Bangkok, a sunny bistro that promises a delightful variety of edibles and herbs. Regulars say the Galaxy Brownie is a must-try, but there are cookies and other brownies, too. Wash it down with cannabis-flavoured refreshments like iced coffee

As a disclaimer, the opinions expressed in this article don’t reflect those of High Thailand.
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