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FAQ: Is Cannabis Legal in Thailand?

FAQ: Is Cannabis Legal in Thailand?

Weed Legality in Thailand

DISCLAIMER: This information does not constitute legal advice, and we take no responsibility for this information as things in Thailand can change suddenly at a moment’s notice. Always seek proper legal advise if you are uncertain.

The important bits

  • Cannabis posession and smoking is legal if you are above 20 years of age
  • It is illegal to use cannabis if you are breastfeeding or pregnant
  • Don’t smoke in public or where smoke may bother others
  • Extracts are still illegal (the definition of extract is still unclear)
  • It’s early days still, there are many unknowns, please exercise caution
  • Find dispensaries here

FAQ – Is cannabis legal in Thailand?

Can I legally buy and smoke cannabis in Thailand?

Yes! According to the Royal Thai Police, you’re now allowed to own, grow, and smoke cannabis plants with some limitations. Please note there are still alot of unknowns, its’ recommended to exercise some caution.

Who can consume cannabis in Thailand?

Generally, most adults 20 years or older can consume cannabis in Thailand.
This includes tourists!
Pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding are currently prohibited from consuming cannabis.

Can I smoke anywhere?

Smoking in public may constitute a public nuissance. Its’ recommended to smoke in private only for the time being. Repeat offenders may face a 25,000 baht fine.

Are there any exceptions for tourists or foreigners?

There are no specific expectations or rules for foreign nationals currently, but it is important to follow the laws and regulations in place. Be aware that these may change at any time, so always stay up to date and follow us for more information.

Can I have cannabis on me and transport it?

Yes. You are free to carry the cannabis flower and plant, regardless of THC content.

What is the public nuisance rule?

The Thai government issued a nuisance rule about cannabis smoking, which is intended to protect the public from risks associated with second hand smoke. This is similar to tobacco smoking laws. You may face a fine and/or jail time for causing a public nuisance if others can smell the smoke and are bothered enough to report you. The fine ranges from 2,000 – 25,000 baht and up three months in jail.

Until the Thai government issues further clarifications, its’ generally recommended to smoke in private or inside established businesses that allow smoking.

Where can I buy cannabis?

You can legally buy cannabis at dispensaries and through delivery services all over Thailand. New locations are popping up all the time, and we do our best to list all the best ones!

Can I buy and use cannabis extracts?

Cannabis extracts containing more than 0.2% THC are still considered a Category 5 narcotic. There is some confusion about what constitutes an extract. Until the Thai government issues a further clarification, it is safe to assume that THC oils, hash, waxes, tinctures and etc are illegal.

Can I bring cannabis on domestic flights?

Yes! You’re allowed to bring cannabis on domestic flights, as long as you’re following airline luggage policies. If possible, it is recommended that you place it in your checked baggage.

I want to grow my own cannabis in Thailand, are there any concerns?

Growers are being encouraged to use an app called Plook Ganja to register their plants with local governments. It’s unclear if and how this will be enforced. You can find more about the app and the download links on our Plook Ganja guide.

What else should I know?

It’s early days still, and there are many unknowns, like definitions, enforcement practices and etc. Multiple Thai authorities have indicated that clarification in the form of legislation, enforcement practices, definitions and etc will be forthcoming at some point in the future. Please exercise caution in the meanwhile.