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Khaosan cannabis retailers instructed to register at district office


Cannabis retailers on Bangkok’s Khaosan Road have been advised to register at the Phra Nakhon district office before selling the decriminalsed herb, district office director Wasan Boonmuenwai said on Wednesday.

He made the remark after a story that many retailers in the area were selling cannabis went viral on the internet.

Both cannabis and hemp were legalised for medical and commercial use on June 9.

During a survey on Wednesday, Wasan asked cannabis retailer Wattawee Taweewat, 36, to wrap up his stall for violating the Act on the Maintenance of the Cleanliness and Orderliness of the Country BE 2535 (1992).

Wasan explained that selling cannabis is not illegal, but this cannabis retailer had no right to set up his stall because he hadn’t registered as a street vendor in the area.

Khaosan cannabis retailers instructed to register at district office

Cannabis retailers must register at the Phra Nakhon district office before selling the decriminalised herb, Wasan warned.

“So far, no cannabis retailers on Khaosan Road have registered,” he said.

Wasan added that he would report his survey results to Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt.

Khaosan cannabis retailers instructed to register at district office

Cannabis retailer Wattawee said he had sold the herb in Pattaya after it was legalised, adding that many small retailers started selling cannabis on Khaosan Road after he relocated his stall there.

After being shut down, Wattawee promised to register at the Phra Nakhon district office.

Published : June 30, 2022

By : THE NATION