1. Thai Gov Rushes To Ban Cannabis After Weed-Smelling Coldplay Concert & More Pot Updates

    By Nina Zdinjak Thailand: Government Will Ban Recreational Cannabis Use Thailand Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew said Tuesday that a new bill banning recreational marijuana is being urgently pushed to be taken up at next week’s Cabinet meeting, reported Agence France-Presse.
  2. Thailand Takes A U-Turn On Weed, Spain's Health Minister On MMJ Reform And More Global Cannabis Updates

    By Jelena Martinovic Thailand Takes A U-Turn On Weed As New Government Aims To Enforce Recreational Use Ban Thailand regulated the medical use of cannabis in 2018 and decriminalized marijuana in June 2022 , becoming the first country in Southeast Asia to do so and third in the world
  3. #Thai officials have begun a new program where they are openly and transparently incinerating tons of illegal drugs seized by police to avoid claims of the drugs going elsewhere. This new program was ordered by new PM Srettha Thavisin.
  4. Israeli media say the Hamas militant group has released the first batch of hostages under a cease-fire deal Friday, including 13 Israelis who have been held in the Gaza Strip for nearly seven weeks. Twelve Thai nationals were also released, according to Thai Prime Minister Srettha
  5. "Thirteen Israeli hostages have been released by Hamas and are on their way to Egypt, according to local media, as part of a truce deal. Twelve Thai nationals have also been freed by the militant group, its Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has said."
  6. Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially been invited to visit #Thailand by Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin.
  7. After Awkward Ascension, Thailand’s New Prime Minister Tries Old-Fashioned Populism

    By Koh Ewe Thailand’s new Prime Minister has been off to a rocky start. The ascension in August of Srettha Thavisin , a former real estate developer and relative newcomer to politics, was marked by controversy—his Pheu Thai party partnered with the country’s military-backed and mon
  8. Elon Musk Cozies Up To World Leaders, Lucid's Saudi Progress, Nikola Spikes After New COO Appointment: Biggest EV Stories Of The Week

    By Shanthi Rexaline Electric vehicle shares fell across the board this week, as the Federal Reserve hinted that its rate-tightening cycle hasn’t ended. Market leader Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA ) also reacted to analysts’ rerating of earnings estimates and factored in an anticipated t
  9. Treating Drug Users As Criminals Only Makes Matters Worse Says UN Official & Latest Global Cannabis News

    By Jelena Martinovic As the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference gears up for Chicago on Sept. 27-28, gathering top CEOs, investors and leaders in the cannabis industry, let’s scroll through the latest regulatory updates on the global level. Some of these will undoubtedly be among
  10. Global Cannabis Spotlight: Brazil, Thailand, And 'Aid For The War On Drugs' Report On The Horizon

    By Joana Scopel The global cannabis landscape is undergoing rapid transformation as countries worldwide reevaluate their stance on this once- stigmatized plant . In this journey, we'll explore the latest updates from Brazil and Thailand, as well as delve into HRI's Report on Foreign