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Study Reveals Heavy Drinking Affects 10% of Thais

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PRESS RELEASE: A report by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) has revealed that approximately 10% of Thailand's population, equating to 5.73 million people, has engaged in heavy drinking over the past year. The country's Northern...

Bangkok Drunk Driving Victims Network Opposes Repeal of Train Alcohol Ban

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National — On July 11th, 2024, Mr. Jessada Yamsabai, the President of the Bangkok Drunk Driving Victims Network, along with over 50 members of other networks, submitted a petition to acting Governor of the State...

Bhumjaithai Party Reaffirms Stance on Cannabis in Thailand, Opposing Recriminalization

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National — At 10:00 AM, on July 10th, 2024, Bhumjaithai Party spokesperson Boonthida Somchai addressed the media following the Narcotics Control Board's decision to reclassify cannabis as a type 5 narcotic. Boonthida emphasized the party's...

Thai Public Health Minister Addresses Cannabis Reclassification Amid Public Protest

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National — On July 9th, 2024, Public Health Minister Somsak Thepsuthin addressed the ongoing controversy surrounding the reclassification of cannabis as a type 5 narcotic by the Ministry of Public Health's Narcotics Control Committee. The...

Thai Cannabis Network Proposes Four-Point Investigation for Cannabis Legislation Amid Government Opposition

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National — On July 8th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the Secretary-General of Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, led over 300 cannabis supporters in a march to the Government House. They submitted a petition urging...

Thai Deputy PM Anutin Charnvirakul Questions Legal Implications of Cannabis Reclassification, Calls for Clarification

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National — On July 6th, 2024, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul responded to the Narcotics Control Board's proposal to reclassify cannabis and hemp as narcotics. Anutin reaffirmed Bhumjaithai Party's stance that cannabis should be...

Cannabis Reclassification as Illegal Narcotic in Thailand Moves Forward After Ministry Meeting

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National — On July 5th, 2024, Dr. Surachoke Tangwiwat, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Public Health, publicly revealed after a meeting of the Narcotics Control Board regarding the draft announcement by the...

Stop-Drink Network Criticizes Alcohol Sales Approval on Major Religious Holidays at Airports

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National — On July 5th, 2024, Mr. Teera Watcharapranee, the manager of the Stop-Drink Network Thailand, voiced strong concerns regarding the recent approval of the sale of alcoholic beverages on Thai religious holidays at major...

Bhumjaithai Party’s Advisor Affirms Commitment to Cannabis Benefits and Warns Against Hasty Cannabis Reclassification

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National — On July 4th, 2024, Supachai Jaisamut, the advisor to Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, addressed the seminar "Shaping the Future of Cannabis in Thailand." He reiterated that the Bhumjaithai Party has consistently advocated...

Thai Professor Highlights Medical Benefits of Cannabis Amid Negative Portrayal

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National — On June 29th, 2024, Thai national media reported on an article, titled "It's a Shame Many Thais Don't Know Cannabis Can Be Used Medically, by Assoc. Prof. Dr. ‪Pattapong Kessomboon, from the Department...
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