Police arrest Russian man and Thai lady in Patong over hashish and work permits

Police arrested a Russian man and a Thai woman in Patong over hashish and work permits. This was after Kathu District Chief Thitiwat Boonkit led a team to examine cannabis shops in Patong, The Phuket Express reported yesterday.
The Thai woman, identified as 39 12 months old Apiradee Hanyek, was accused of promoting hashish buds with no allow. Some a hundred seventy five bags of cannabis buds had been seized from her store.
The Russian nationwide, identified as 34 year outdated Rychkov Kirill was accused of working with no permit.
Officers brought the two to Patong Police Station for additional authorized motion.
In June last 12 months, all components of hashish and hemp crops – together with leaves, barks, physique, fibres, branches, roots, seeds and inflorescences – were delisted as a Category 5 narcotic, primarily decriminalising possession of marijuana in Thailand. Restricted containing more than 0.2% THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, are nonetheless categorized as a Category 5 narcotic.
However, individuals are not allowed to promote cannabis products and not using a license.
In the identical month cannabis was delisted as a Category 5 narcotic, police closed all retailers promoting hashish on Khao San Road in Bangkok for working and not utilizing a license on a public highway. The police told the companies that selling hashish wasn’t wrong, however it’s unlawful with out permission to take action.
Just last month, Pattaya Police swooped on unsuspecting cannabis stalls operating with no license within the Bang Lamung District and closed them down. Officers closed five unlicensed hashish shops, and arrested one man, after inspecting lots of of stalls in Pattaya over the weekend.
Five hashish sellers, one on Walking Street and 4 on Soi Buakhao, had been discovered to be operating without licenses and had been subsequently closed down. The seller on Walking Street was additionally arrested. Pattaya Police chief Pol. Col. Kullachart Kullachai acknowledged that all of the cannabis dealers had beforehand been warned.
Although hashish was decriminalized on June 9, Parliament has not but passed laws to regulate its use and sale. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul mentioned the decriminalisation of hashish is only meant for medical use and to create financial alternatives for the Thai individuals.
The assertion was not substantiated by legislation that may prevent the recreational use of cannabis, which to no one’s shock, has skyrocketed..

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