Canada has a cannabis counterpart on the other side of the equator. Thailand not only decriminalized cannabis, it removed it from the Category 5 narcotics list. In May 2022, the county’s Minister of Health enabled the government to freely give away 1 million small cannabis plants to its citizens to begin cultivating this new industry at home and at the retail level. Already there are over 1,000 cannabis-related businesses in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok.
Cannabis purchases are fully legal for tourists and locals alike if that person is at least 20 years old. There is an exception for pregnant women. They can also legally fly domestically and be in possession of it in airports. The country has approved over 6,000 cannabis-related licenses to help build a cannabis tourism industry. Ganga is what it’s most often called in Thailand, the home of the legendary cannabis Thai-stick.