Thai Anti-Cannabis Whistleblower Faces off with Cannabis Seller on Khao San Road

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Thai famous politician turned whistleblower Chuwit Kamolvisit faced off with a cannabis seller on Bangkok’s Khao San Road while public health authorities were inspecting cannabis shops for operating licenses yesterday, April 20th.

Chuwit, who is currently campaigning against the cannabis legalization policy of the Bhumjai Thai Party, happened to run into a group of public health authorities on Khao San Road yesterday.

The authorities were inspecting cannabis shops for operating licenses, while Chuwit was protesting against World Marijuana Day, which is celebrated on April 20th annually.

He was then confronted by an unidentified cannabis seller who asked him to stop his efforts, with the seller stating that smoking cannabis was better than being addicted to Yaba (speed pills).

Chuwit fired back at the seller saying since weed was legalized, more children had access to the plant.

He also showed alleged proof of an unidentified youth buying cannabis buds from an unnamed cannabis shop.

The face off ended without violence after police officers separated the two.

Meanwhile, public health officers told Thai media that all cannabis shops on Khao San Road had legal operating licenses.

They said 80 out of the 90 shops in Bangkok that applied for the license had been granted the document, while 30 shops around Thailand that operated without the license had already been punished.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.