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‘Don’t plook ganja then sit smiling at home and not get any work done’

Thailand has started a million-plant cannabis giveaway, but is discouraging citizens from getting high

Chayut Setboonsarng

Thailand launched a campaign to give away a million free cannabis plants on Friday, a day after decriminalising its growth for commercial purposes, but discouraged people from getting high and warned they could still fall foul of the law.

Thailand legalised marijuana in 2018 for medical use, but is now banking on developing it as a cash crop and building a lucrative local industry.

“Don’t use it and sit smiling at home and not get any work done. Those things are not our policies,” health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said at the launch in northeastern Buriram province, where the first 1,000 plants were being distributed...

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