Last updated on September 26th, 2023 at 08:38 am
Head of the Bhumjaitai Party, Anutin Charnvirakul, confirmed that in the upcoming elections, the party will have enough members of the House of Representatives to propose the Cannabis Act for consideration again. The previously proposed cannabis law had been approved in principle by the Council and was considered by the Committee, increasing the number of sections from 45 to 95. However, due to the end of the parliamentary tenure, the law did not pass.
Anutin stated that the Bhumjaitai Party supports the use of cannabis for medical, health, and economic purposes only, and not for recreational use. After the election, the party will propose the bill again to the House of Assembly. In the last election, the Bhumjaitai Party removed cannabis from being classified as a drug.
Anutin also declared that support for marijuana legalization is a condition for joining the Bhumjaitai Party in forming the government. The Hemp Hemp Act aims to make cannabis legislation more concise and regulated, reducing social anxiety.
Anutin said, “If anyone wants to join the Bhumjaitai Party after the next election, they must support marijuana legalization.”
19/01/2023. London, United Kingdom. Minister for the Lords,DHSC Lord Nick Markham CBE has signed a memorandum of understanding with Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Minister for Public Health, H.E. Mr Anutin Charnvirakul at the Department for Health and social Care. Picture by Rory Arnold / No 10 Downing Street