Raids on cannabis stores in Thailand: new arrests and consequences

27.03.2023
Raids on cannabis stores in Thailand: new arrests and consequences

Police stations in Thailand continue to raid stores that sell cannabis and related products. Recently, a Japanese citizen was detained in Bo Phut for violating labor laws and illegally selling marijuana. All these cases are related to the growing popularity of cannabis among tourists and locals.

According to local media, the raid not only seized marijuana flowers, but also other products containing cannabinoids, such as oils and creams. Local authorities claim that all these products are hazardous to health and should be banned.

However, some experts believe that the ban on the sale of cannabis is ineffective and could lead to an increase in drug trafficking. They argue that the government should consider legalizing cannabis, as some other countries have done.

In addition, it is worth paying attention to the fact that many tourists come to Thailand precisely because of the availability of cannabis. Therefore, a ban on its sale can lead to a decrease in tourist flow and, as a result, losses for the country's economy.

Overall, the detention of the Japanese citizen and those previously arrested indicate that the Thai authorities are taking action to combat cannabis trafficking. However, attention needs to be paid to alternative solutions to this problem, such as the legalization of cannabis, in order to minimize the negative consequences for society and the economy.