Paiboon stands by delisting pot, krathom plan

Controlling the use of krathom requires cooperation from the authorities who can educate people to prevent abuse
The Bangkok Post (Thailand)
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya from Thailand is standing firm in his aim to remove krathom and marijuana from the narcotic drugs list and treat them as medicinal herbs. He believes the move is necessary because the government has failed to curb them. Gen Paiboon said the strict law against consuming krathom and marijuana has proved unsuccessful, so it is time to "rewrite the law, making krathom and marijuana herbs". "But the law must make clear a legal way to use them," he said, adding that successfully eradicating these plants will not end drug problems.