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Big Business Eyes Marijuana-Infused Food as Thai General Liberalizes


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Not really my cup of tea, but may be of interest -

 

Big Business Eyes Marijuana-Infused Food as Thai General Liberalizes

As a teenager more than four decades ago, Tan Passakornnatee recalls getting “hooked” on the beef noodle soup at a store near his home in eastern Thailand. Only later did he learn that the broth was laced with a special ingredient -- marijuana.

“I felt like a nicotine addict quitting cigarettes because my mind was always on the noodles,” said Tan, now 61 and chairman of beverage producer Ichitan Group Pcl. “And then one day the owners showed me their secret.” These days, Tan is preparing to capitalize on Thailand’s 2019 rules which legalized the use of marijuana for health and research purposes. Tan expects the government to allow it in packaged food in the third quarter, after which Ichitan will launch new cannabis-infused beverages.

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The Bangkok-based beverage maker’s plans offer a look at how big businesses are hoping to profit from some of the liberal initiatives introduced by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha, which could reshape Thailand’s once conservative society. Besides the changes on marijuana, the government -- has introduced a proposal in parliament to recognize same-sex partnerships, which could eventually help promote Thailand as a friendly destination for the LGBT community. Earlier this year, Prayuth said he would mull the legalization of casinos.

While many of the initiatives are in early stages, the shifts show how Prayuth has increasingly sought to cast his administration as business friendly.

Tan said of the newly burgeoning marijuana industry. “The key is who will be the first in the market and who can capture the biggest share.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-30/big-business-eyes-pot-friendly-food-as-thai-general-liberalizes?srnd=premium-asia

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1 hour ago, Krapow said:

Cannabis in food kinda hits you harder, as anyone who has had space cake can attest!

Due to the amount of time it takes to get through your digestion system, it is difficult to determine how much is enough to give you the particular buzz you are after. 

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45 minutes ago, jcolorado said:

Due to the amount of time it takes to get through your digestion system, it is difficult to determine how much is enough to give you the particular buzz you are after. 

This is true....Its much more easy to over do it with eating weed than smoking.....As long as your only eating leaves this should not be a problem...

But  just as sure as the sun rises every day the buds WILL BE FOR SALE one of these days,like all other places they have legalized weed....

I think weed has many sides to it......

It can range from a helpful healer to a very light intoxicant to a drug that that completely takes over and ruins peoples lives......I have been around plenty of hard core stoners in my younger days so I know well the negative side of weed......

I have no interest in weed at all anymore....

 

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