As of Thursday, June 16, 2022, the Thai government has strengthened regulations on marijuana, notably for minors.
The decree, which was signed by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, will take effect once it is published in the Royal Gazette, and it was created to allay public concerns about youth and minors using cannabis for recreational purposes.
Without a doctor’s prescription, anyone under the age of twenty will no longer be permitted to consume cannabis or possess cannabis plants.
The order forbids pregnant women from using cannabis.
This comes after the Bangkok Governor issued an order declaring schools to be “cannabis free zones,” i.e., allowing no cannabis-related products on Bangkok Metropolitan Administration school grounds.
In addition, marijuana smoke can be charged as a public nuisance under regulations that virtually forbid smoking the plant in public.
Last but not least, the Thai government is also requesting that eateries that use cannabis in their cuisine properly disclose this information beforehand, especially for customers who may have allergies.