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Thailand to Restrict Marijuana Use to Adults After Complaints

  • Country legalized products from cannabis, hemp on June 9
  • Two students were hospitalized in Bangkok this week: reports
People browse strains of marijuana on in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

People browse strains of marijuana on in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

Photographer: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Thailand’s government will issue rules to limit marijuana and hemp access to people at least 20 years of age, after the decriminalization of cannabis since June 9 sparked many complaints.

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said he will sign the regulations on Thursday to designate marijuana and hemp as controlled plants. Those under the age of 20 won’t be to own and use them unless they have permission from doctors, he said.