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How weed legalization can lead to better choices for users.

Nov 27, 2022

It’s hard to deny that weed laws in Thailand have come a long way in recent years. What was once an illicit substance associated with backpackers and hippies is now being embraced by mainstream culture. But what does this mean for cannabis users? For starters, it means more choices. In the past, weed smokers were limited to whatever strains their dealer had on hand. But now, with dispensaries popping up all over the country, smokers can be picky about the strains they choose. And with new strains being developed all the time, there’s always something new to try.


Chocolate muffin cake made in a Phuket bakery.


Now cannabis is legalized, it has made users more confident in the product they are buying. With the regulation of marijuana comes increased safety measures, industry standards, and quality control; all of which are overseen by governing bodies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The ability of a licensed dispensary or retail store to confirm the source and origin of the products they carry gives consumers assurance that they’re not buying something that has been acquired through an unregulated black market. Furthermore, stringent testing of products helps to ensure that no contaminants or foreign substances are present. This not only provides greater peace of mind for buyers but also encourages competition amongst producers in order to provide higher-grade products, resulting in better quality, among other things. Lastly, due to legalization laws being implemented in Thailand, access to education regarding cannabis use has become far more accessible and widespread than before. This has enabled people to make informed decisions about their purchases and consumption habits.


Thai Scientist checking cannabis plants in a greenhouse.


So how are cannabis users in Phuket embracing the new laws?

People in Phuket are using cannabis for a variety of reasons. Some use it recreationally, as many see that cannabis can reduce stress and anxiety and give eutrophic feelings of happiness amongst other positive effects. Others see the potential health benefits of cannabis and have begun to incorporate it into their daily lives, from treating chronic pain or reducing inflammation to calming the mind or helping with insomnia. Some activities we have seen around Phuket include experimenting with organic cannabis cultivation, technological and chemical innovations,  Micro dosing yoga sessions, artists and entrepreneurs exploring ways to utilize cannabis in creative projects, such as creating unique art pieces or novel products made with hemp-derived materials.

Woman in an organic Cannabis farm, Phuket.


It’s safe to say that as time goes on, activities centered around cannabis will evolve, and with Thailand being such a unique country anyway, we can’t wait to report on the interesting scenes in Phuket and Thailand. As cannabis continues to be embraced by locals and tourists alike, more opportunities are emerging for people in Phuket to discover the wonders of this ancient plant.