Thailand bans sale of cannabis e-cigarettes

Following this decision, a new directive will be introduced in the form of ministerial regulations, while the rules for electronic cigarettes are the responsibility of the police and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.

The National Tobacco Products Control Committee has decided to ban the sale of electronic cigarette products containing cannabis extracts, as well as traditional cigarettes and cigars containing cannabis.

The meeting was chaired by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul. Following this decision, a new directive will be introduced in the form of ministerial regulations, while the rules for electronic cigarettes are the responsibility of the police and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.

Regarding the sales and consumption of cannabis reported by a primary school student in Lampang, the minister said that the consumption of cannabis products by people under the age of 20 is strictly prohibited.

He reiterated the Health Ministry’s stance against the recreational use of cannabis, saying that the Cannabis and Hemp Bill proposed by the Bhumjaithai Party does not contain any clause explicitly allowing recreational use.(NNT)


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