Bangkok cannabis pop-up truck proves popular with tourists

BANGKOK, June 14 (Reuters) – “Amnesia”, “Jack Haze”, and “Night Nurse” are among marijuana strains on sale at a pop-up truck in Bangkok, as retailers cash in on demand for the newly decriminalised substance from foreigners and locals alike.

Thailand last week became the first Asian country to legalise the growing of marijuana and its consumption in food and drinks by de-listing it as a narcotic. read more

The government has said it hopes the move will help the agriculture and medical research sectors of the economy. Sellers of the drug said the COVID-19-pandemic battered tourism industry should also get a boost.

Keira Gruttner, a 32-year-old customer from Canada, was among tourists who queued at a green pop-up truck in tourist haven Khaosan Road, where staff weighed and packaged buds and crushed leaves.

“I think it might bring people from countries where it’s not legal. I could be another tourism pull for people,” she said.

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