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A recently-rejected cannabis bill has caused strains between government coalition partners, with its creating party blaming political motivations for its denial. The bill was introduced to the Thai House of Representatives but was shot down by a 198 to 136 vote. Critics of the bill point toward its loose wording, saying it could allow young people to use the drug recreationally. But, proponents say the bill is meant to authorise the use of cannabis for medicinal and research purposes. Public Health Minister and Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul said he wasn’t surprised, however, that the bill was rejected. “The bill will […]

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