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BREAKING NEWS: Thailand to recriminalize ganja on April 17

‘These rappers smoke too much damn weed,’ said the health minister

LiFTED | Marcus Aurelius | 1 Apr 2023

After three years of pandemic hell, the military government of Thailand thought the best way to attract tourists back to the idyllic beaches was to decriminalize ganja. On June 9, 2022, possession, cultivation, distribution, consumption, and sales of marijuana were legalized. Thailand's health minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced that one million marijuana plants would be given out to households across the country.

On Saturday, April 1, the health minister announced that the legalization of ganja has failed and pointed to one reason, “These rappers smoke too much damn weed.” He continued by saying that rapper Youngohm and his crew regularly get the fire department called on them for all the ganja smoke in their studio while they are recording. “During the recording of Youngohm’s latest album, Thatthong Sound, we had neighbors calling in at all hours of the day reporting a fire. When the firefighters showed up, nothing was on fire. Instead, there were just a lot of rappers smiling at them and laughing uncontrollably.”

The health minister also pointed to Thaitanium as rappers who smoke too much weed. “They were on hiatus for a few years, and as soon as ganja was legalized, they were back. They recently held their 23rd-anniversary party, and the dispensaries for one kilometer in every direction were empty because of Thaitanium.”

Therefore, the health minister announced today that ganja would be recriminalized on April 17, the Monday after the world’s biggest Hip Hop concert in Pattaya, Rolling Loud. “These rappers have 17 more days to make their albums, film videos, or do shows under the influence of ganja. After Rolling Loud, Thailand will be sold out of marijuana and society can go back to functioning normally.”

Happy April 1st!