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The arrival in Bangkok of a major US multi-state operator is a sign of the great ambitions of the global cannabis industry for Thailand, the first Asian country to decriminalize. But as enabling legislation continues, the regulatory environment remains uncertain.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in Bangkok on January 21 as a major international cannabis brand inaugurated its entry into the marijuana market in Thailand. Cookies Thailand’s new outlet will be the first US-branded cannabis dispensary in Thailand. “The launch of the cookies in Thailand marks a milestone for the brand as it enters its sixth country and becomes the 58th cookie storefront worldwide,” the corporate statement declared.

said Cookies CEO and co-founder, who has the odd name Berner. “This shop is beautiful and we are grateful to our partners on the ground in Thailand who helped make this happen. I hope Bangkok is ready for our exclusive list of fire genetics.”

The ad adds, “Famous Cookie items and products will be available for purchase, along with exclusive Cookie apparel and accessories, including local Thailand-specific standby merchandise.”

Thailand Cookies is participating in the project with California food company De Thai. “Cookies in Thailand have evolved organically as has my relationship with Berner over 20 years,” said Josh Schmidt, co-founder of Dee Thai. “With the right intention, while respecting Thai culture and spirit, Cookies in Thailand brings our friendship complete, connecting my two loves – cannabis and Thailand.”

In keeping with Thai tradition, a Buddhist monk was on hand at the opening ceremony to perform a blessing for the new business establishment. And in compliance with Thai law, the clinic operates in full partnership with prof Company registered in ThailandAsia Cookies Inc.

A Buddhist monk blesses the new Cookies Thailand store. Image cookies

This groundbreaking development comes exactly one year after the Food and Drug Administration of Thailand made it official Cannabis removal from the list of prohibited drugs, which amounts to effective decriminalization at that entered into force On June 9, however, the cannabis law that was undertaken at the time to regulate the legal industry was halted by conservative elements in the Thai parliament. Editorial January 4 in Bangkok Posttitled “Cannabis Controls Pass Now”, noted that the bill had been “derailed by a number of political parties”.

To illustrate the precarious nature of the current ambiguous atmosphere, the Bangkok Post Jan 29 reported that agents of the Department of Traditional Thai and Alternative Medicine (dtam) closed several dispensaries and vendors on the resort island of Koh Samui, and arrested three people.

DTAM issues temporary licenses under the Herbs Act of 2019, which was passed to regulate the use of medicinal plants. But these licenses only cover herbal flowers – no extracts, tinctures, smokes or nutrients. Such manufactured products are available, but only because of lax enforcement or because of kickbacks (bribes) to enforcement agents.

the Bangkok Post It was reported on January 5 that the Department of Public Health’s Medical Cannabis Institute issued a guide titled “10 things tourists need to know about cannabis in ThailandTo help clarify the confused situation. It warned that domestic medicinal use was a priority, and discouraged cannabis tourism. However, despite the “legal vacuum,” the report says, dispensaries have proliferated, promoted on websites such as Thailand hike.

Funnily enough, Cookies Thailand might encounter a situation in the Southeast Asian country that isn’t much different from the situation it encounters in its first store in New York City. The NYC store just opened in Herald Square in midtown Manhattan, and it’s a prime location. But until she receives a coveted license from the New York State authorities, she will still be He wouldn’t actually sell cannabis– Only CBD merchandise and products. It’s a big step, but it’s still waiting for full legality.


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