It’s a hot Sunday afternoon on tropical Koh Samui and tourists at a luxury beach club are relaxing on white sofas, cooling off in the pool and sipping expensive champagne.
Some are also smoking cannabis joints, right out in the open.
It’s a startling sight in Thailand where, until a few months ago, people caught with the drug were often jailed.
But cannabis, or “ganja” as it’s known here, is no longer classed as an illegal drug in Thailand.
In June, the south-east Asian nation took the plant off the banned narcotics list so people could grow, sell and use it for medicinal purposes.