Thailand’s relationship with weed is one of highs and lows. The drug has long been used in traditional Thai medicine and cooking, but the possession, sale and use of cannabis was criminalised in 1934. However, that didn’t stop American troops who were stationed, or enjoying rest and recreation, in Thailand during the Vietnam war from developing a taste for the country’s infamous, indigenous strain – “dense, seedless, stronger than a bull elephant”, as per pot publication High Times. Those GIs…
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