Thailand now has one of the world’s most liberal marijuana regimes.
The country legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis in June, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty for drug offences.
The regime has sparked off a boom in weed-related businesses hoping to cash in on a new customer base.
The BBC’s South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head reports on what’s behind the dramatic change.
Welcome To Thailand And ‘F*%k You’
A video of a foul-mouthed tuk tuk driver firing expletives at a tourist and his girlfriend over a disagreement about the fare has gone viral.
Mr “F*%k You” is not who the Tourism Authority Of Thailand had in mind when thinking about a new poster boy for future advertising campaigns to attract visitors back to the country but he stepped up uninvited to put Bangkok back on the global map with his outrageous outburst.
Despite his threatening and abusive behaviour, not much of a punishment will be handed down to Mr Tuk Tuk if the recent incident involving a couple from Singapore who were threatened with a knife by a taxi driver at the airport is anything to go by.
The driver, who was caught on camera, was fined only 3,000 baht and suspended for just 90 days.
Woman Gets ‘Cute’ Tattoo In Thailand – But It Looks Completely Different Two Years On
A woman was very happy indeed with the “cute fine line tattoo” she had done during a trip to Thailand in 2020. However, two years on and the ink looks totally different