Tai intends to ban casual marijuana materials will not impact the tourism industry

Thailand plans to issue a new law to tighten the control of marijuana this year. It is forbidden to use cannabis from leisure. Only cannabis can continue to do medical use, causing some operators to worry about a negative impact on the tourism industry.Thai observers expect that the new law will not have an impact on the tourism industry. Instead, it may make tourists more at ease to play in Thailand, which will have a positive impact on the local tourism industry.The marijuana merchant is still watching, and then responds randomly after the cannabis control method is released.

Chongnan, the Minister of Health of Thailand, revealed that the draft bill was submitted to the cabinet for approval in March. The bill was approved by the parliament at the end of this year.

The Thai government approved marijuana for medical and research purposes in 2018. In 2022, marijuana was guilized. Bangkok and Phuket tourist areas such as cannabis shops sprung up.The market expects that by 2025, the value of the cannabis industry in Thailand will reach US $ 1.2 billion (about S $ 1.6 billion).

In response to Thailand’s intended to tighten the control of marijuana, Kun Ya, who operated the cannabis shop and the cafe “Cannabis Kingdom” in Bangkok, said in an interview with the Lianhe Zaobao that his store was officially opened in January last year.It is a foreign tourist.

Regarding the problem of whether the bill would impact business, he bluntly said that before the Congress passed, everything might be empty talk. He would wait until the bill was officially passed and then adjusted.”We are still at the sighting stage. After the bill passes and things become clear, we will be randomly respond.”

The founder of Highland Network, the founder of the Thai cannabis, told Bloomberg that the ban may bring the emerging cannabis industry to the ground again and a serious impact on the economy.”The cannabis industry has completely surfaced and is booming. This ban will have a profound impact, especially for small enterprises and farms. We will be forced to get together and eventually die.”

In an interview, Dr. Pagon Gatchalee, a lecturer at the Department of Marketing of the Business School of Chiang Mai University, said that tightening the control may have a impact on some cannabis industry. The government should prepare to guide merchants to adapt and follow new regulations. “But in the long run, this is conducive to Thailand’s tourism industry. “

He further explained that the momentum of Chinese tourists to travel to Thailand is recovering, strengthening supervision of marijuana to help eliminate relevant Chinese tourists’ concerns and have a positive impact on the overall tourism industry in Thailand.

“Chinese laws are strictly forbidden to touch cannabis, so some Chinese people will have some concerns about Thailand that comes to the cannabis industry. After the implementation of the new law, it should have a positive impact on the tourism industry.”

Thailand and China have implemented tourist visa -free from March 1. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand predicted that about 8 million Chinese tourists will visit Thailand this year, bringing about 320 billion baht (about S $ 12 billion) in revenue.

Termsak Chalermpalanupap, senior researcher and project director of the Thai Research Project of Yosov Isa, Singapore, also believes that the bill will not have a great impact on the Thai tourism industry. “I believe that no foreign tourists arrived in Thailand just for Thailand.Enjoy marijuana.

However, he admits that it is likely that the new law will face the resistance from the Thai pride.”It may try to defend the restrictions on allowing each household’s‘ freedom ’to plant marijuana and relax the sale of marijuana plants and products.”

The Thai Pride is the second largest party of the Governance Alliance. When the former government government, he tried to promote the guilization of cannabis.

Ding Sa emphasized that no matter what new regulations were introduced, the important thing is “the law enforcement department knows what they can do and what they cannot do.”

Wanwichit Boonprong, a professor of political auxiliary professors at the University of Langshi, believes that it is necessary to prohibit leisure from being generally supported by society and believe that it is imperative.

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