The government’s cannabis policy aims to promote health and economic development, as clarified by the Minister of the Interior, and not unregulated recreational consumption. The new interior minister was keen to explain in detail his decentralization policy, which he has faced skepticism from critics.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Anutin Charnvirakul, explained in detail the Government’s policy regarding cannabis as a means of promoting health and economic growth, stressing that it was not about encouraging unregulated recreational use.
Anutin, leader of the Bhumjaithai party and public health minister in the previous administration, said his party had introduced a cannabis regulation bill in the previous parliamentary session that was rejected.
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He stated that the Bhumjaithai Party will reintroduce the bill to the current Parliament to promote cannabis for its medical, health and economic benefits.
Minister Anutin said the discourse around cannabis legalization has been clouded by debates over unregulated use. Therefore, he has asked all parties to stop spreading this misconception.
Charnvirakul, explained in detail the Government’s policy regarding cannabis as a means of promoting health and economic growth, stressing that it was not about encouraging unregulated recreational consumption
Government policy under the Ministry of Home Affairs is reintroducing the concept of Governor CEO for the provincial administration. According to the Minister of the Interior, this work concept, which places provincial governors as CEO of each province, will improve the agility of local administrations and public services.
However, this policy has received criticism from the Move Forward party, which considers it a move towards centralization and not decentralization. The Home Secretary said he was willing to explain the policy to clear up any misunderstandings.