Tourists entering the country must ensure can have medical marijuana in a form approved by the ministry of health. Ignoring the regulations might result in their stash being confiscated while entering the country.

Officials advise tourists to carry their medical prescription certificates or (for example in Hawaii my Patients each had a “Blue Card”) with them to show to custom officers. Later, they are required to get it approved by the FDA to avoid persecution or get their seized stock back. The FDA here are awesome and there is a Cannabis Leaf on the Door you open to go into the office!

After duly filling a form declaring the amount of marijuana in their possession, the tourists can visit FDA or public health office. Look up the contact information to the Health Department of the Municipality you plant to visit. Contact them. If you follow the rules here you will have no problems.

You will need to present your Passport along with air tickets as proof of traveling, a copy of your medical prescription and prescribing doctor’s license. Also you may have to show the Customs Official your Cannabis. Or “Script”

To the hassle of tourists, none of these forms are in English. You can download them, use Google Translate on your Phone (Document Translate). Also, Foreigners can get information from two dedicated medical cannabis phone lines.

Visitors can get information in English by dialing 1556, Ext. 3 from an FDA operated helpline. Another run by the Narcotics Control Board can be reached at 1386, Ext. 3 during regular government office working hours.

The information below is from Last Year

The Public Health Ministry has come up with a guide called “10 Things Tourists Need to Know about Cannabis in Thailand” to help clarify doubts over the newly decriminalised plant.

The English-language guide is necessary as Thailand is the first Asian country to legalise marijuana and will attract foreigners interested in consuming cannabis-related products, the ministry’s deputy permanent secretary Dr Narong Apikulwanich said on Tuesday.

The guide has been published on, while authorities in tourist provinces have also been instructed to publish handbooks for tourists. The handbook will soon be translated into other languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian.

The 10 things tourists need to know about cannabis in Thailand are:

• Transporting seeds or parts of the cannabis plant to or from Thailand is not permitted.

• Cultivation of cannabis is legal provided growers register on the Food and Drug Administration’s Plook Ganja application or via a relevant government website.

• Using cannabis flower buds for research, export, sale or processing for commercial purposes requires official permission.

• Cannabis cannot be consumed by people under the age of 20, pregnant or breastfeeding women except under the supervision of health professionals.

• Possession of extracts containing more than 0.2% THC and synthetic THC requires permission.

• Cannabis in food is only available in authorized restaurants.

• Approved cannabis health products are accessible through specific channels.

• Smoking cannabis in public places, including schools and shopping malls, is illegal.

• Avoid driving after consuming food or products containing cannabis.

• Those who have a bad reaction to cannabis are advised to immediately see the doctor for treatment.

Examples of these regulations are mandatory registration for the use of cannabis buds and flowers in products, classifying cannabis smell and smoke as a public nuisance and mandating that food vendors using the former narcotic as an ingredient notify consumers in writing.

The Cannabis and Hemp Act which regulates the use, cultivation, sale and import of cannabis and hemp is currently being considered in Parliament.

Previously Licensed Entities are exempt from Changes.

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