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Monday, Oct 26, 2020

Thailand's Cannabis Revolution

In the first country in Asia to legalise medical marijuana, some promise it will alleviate poverty and even cure cancer.
For decades, Thailand was at the forefront of the war on drugs, with the highest success rate fighting against illegal drugs - much above USA and Europe.

Known for flooding the world with drugs from the Golden Triangle, Thailand's laws became so tough, the country now tops the list in Asia for the rate of incarceration.

But recently, the military-led government shocked the world by announcing plans to legalise medical marijuana, or cannabis.

Supporters promise a plant that could alleviate poverty and even cure cancer.

As the new law takes effect, 101 East investigates how many of these promises are hype and how many are politics.
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