(CTN News) – Suphachai Jaismut, a member of parliament for the Bhumjaithai Party, thinks that the legalization of Cannabis has reduced the usage of Yaba, or methamphetamine, in Bangkok.
Yesterday, Suphachai said on Facebook, “Ganja arrives, Yaba goes away.”
The Bhumjaithai Party MP said that he never anticipated legalizing marijuana would result in a decline in methamphetamine usage. He first concentrated on its probable medicinal advantages and didn’t consider this potential result.
But he said that after receiving information from community leaders, he had come to think there was a link between the legalization of cannabis and a decline in the use of Yaba.
“Recently, my team and I conducted research in a village in Bangkok. I discovered locals cultivating cannabis plants inside.
I learned from the natives that they utilized cannabis as a herb. They brewed cannabis tea, which improved their ability to sleep.
“I’m pleased by the community’s claim that Bhumjaithai’s marijuana policy reduced the number of Yaba addicts in the neighborhood.
Rather than using such synthetic medications, they resorted to cannabis. When using Yaba, such folks constantly make issues in the neighborhood, but after using cannabis, they are peaceful. The neighborhood is much more tranquil.
Cannabis has been utilized in several nations, including the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. Cannabis does not cause addiction in anybody.
In June of last year, marijuana was taken off of Narcotics Category 5 by the Thai Public Health Ministry to allow for medicinal usage of the plants.
Anutin Charnvirakul, the minister of public health, emphasized that smoking marijuana for recreational purposes is still against the law and may result in a three-month prison term and a fine of up to 25,000 baht.
Users of cannabis must be at least 20 years old and use it following Thai legislation.
While most Thai Internet users disputed that cannabis may lessen the number of Yaba addicts, many agreed with Suphachai that it had advantages.
Instead, several said that the only modification they saw was a drop in the cost of Yaba.
According to reports from October of last year, the cost of Yaba has decreased from around 30 to 50 baht per tablet to just 10 baht.
In addition, several individuals claimed to have seen a rise in the number of crimes perpetrated by drug users.
Many Internet users did not believe the decrease in Yaba usage in one neighborhood was adequate proof of cannabis’ ability to lessen Yaba addiction.
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