Thailand's Bhumjaithai party vows not to contest in future election if marijuana policy fails

Thursday 11th July, 2019
Thailand's Bhumjaithai party

BANGKOK, July 11, (Xinhua/GNA) - Thailand's Bhumjaithai party has vowed not to contest in a future election if its marijuana policy fails to work.

Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul reassured on Wednesday that his party will manage to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in the time of the forthcoming government.

If the party fails to do so, it will not contest in the next election of MPs, he said.

In the run up to the March election, Anutin openly campaigned for the legalization of marijuana to the extent that the voluntary growing of six marijuana trees be allowed per household nationwide for medical purposes.

Anutin insisted that marijuana should no longer be considered as an illegal drug and that it should be used freely as a medicinal plant.

He dismissed allegations that he had pushed for the growing and use of marijuana for recreational reasons.

GNA