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Rayong beach a good place to get a cannabis drink

Rayong’s Laem Charoen Beach was bustling with tourists again after the government lifted controls recently.

Another reason for the crowds was the innovative cannabis-laced beverage being sold by vendors.

Thailand recently removed cannabis from its list of banned narcotics.

Saipan Keerana, the owner of Kreung Deum Arom Dee (Drinks for Good Mood) café, said: “I opened this café to earn extra income and offer a variety of beverages, such as fruit juice, tea and coffee.

“Now that the government has legalised some parts of the cannabis plant, I started using boiled cannabis leaves to make a refreshing beverage and it has become a big hit,” she added.

“These cannabis drinks come in many flavours, and we add a leaf or two of cannabis, so the consumer can experience the real taste of cannabis.”

The government now allows the use of some parts of cannabis and hemp plants as food ingredients, including bark, stem, stalk, fibre, root, leaves and extract that contains no more than 0.2 per cent cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol.

This move aims to turn cannabis and hemp into cash crops.

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