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A group of novice Buddhist monks were kicked out of the monkhood yesterday after they were caught smoking cannabis from a bong at a famous temple in Buriram province in northeast Thailand. The young men – who had been ordained for a total of 4 days – were taking part in a drug addiction programme jointly run by Thailand’s Buddhist Sangha and the court. The novices might have gotten away with getting high if someone didn’t secretly film their debauchery and upload the video to TikTok. The 4 teenagers were ordained as novice monks at a temple in Muang district […]

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'Taking part in a drug addiction program...'

That in itself should tell the strait and narrow brigade volumes, but it won't.

Ever onward and downward on a fool's errand to stop people doing what they'd rather do -if left in peace.

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They forgot to mention that the water pipe (bong) belonged to the senior monks 😜... Seriously, in a country where nearly everyone gets ordained at one point in their life this is just more propaganda from the media to vilify marijuana (which was everywhere before the laws changed). 

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