Vice via the Bangkok Post report

The Bhumanjaithai Party said they would file a draft bill this week that pushes for the legalisation of homegrown pot, the Bangkok Post reported. This comes in light of a public forum organised by the party that discussed how to reap the economic and medical benefits of marijuana.

The party was a major player in campaigning for opening up the cannabis market during Thailand’s elections in March.

Party member Supachai Jaisamut told the Bangkok Post that the draft bill would amend the Narcotics Act to allow households to grow a maximum of six cannabis plants for personal consumption. It would need the support of at least 500 legislators to be implemented. State and non-government officials, folk doctors, and Thai traditional medicine practitioners who attended the forum showed support for the party’s initiative.

In conjunction with this proposal, Supachai said that the party also plans to submit another draft bill proposing the establishment of a “Narcotic Plants Institute.” The institute would oversee the research, development, imports, and exports of cannabis, and would be the entity in charge of granting permission for people to grow the plants in their homes.

Read full article at  https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/xwewkw/thailand-allow-grow-weed-marijuana-home

Here’s the Bangkok Post Article: https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1745159/bhumjaithai-calls-for-in-home-pot-plants