Singapore and South Korea warn Thais not to enter their countries with cannabis merchandise

Following the June 9 announcement about Thailand’s decriminalisation of hashish merchandise, other Asian international locations have warned Thais and foreigners to not convey Thai weed into their international locations. Japan and Indonesia have already made direct bulletins to their respective Royal Thai embassies.
Now Thai embassies in South Korea and Singapore have joined the record to warn travellers from Thailand not to carry marijuana, different cannabis-based products or hashish extracts by way of their borders. In some Asian international locations they’d face a jail term, and even the death penalty.
The Royal Thai embassy in Seoul has posted a notice on its social media.
“Thai travellers should not carry cannabis, hemp or products containing these crops into South Korea.”
“Possession or use of the substances carries a jail time period of up to five years, whereas smuggling cannabis or hemp is liable to a jail term from 5 years to life imprisonment.”
“Violators will be deported from South Korea and barred from returning.”
In Singapore, identified for draconian penalties for illicit drug use, the Royal Thai Embassy have posted that Thai travellers “must not bring cannabis-based merchandise or cannabis into the city-state”.
“Possession and consumption of hashish or hemp can result in the demise penalty.”
Cannabis in Singapore is at present unlawful for recreational purposes, however medicinal functions have been allowed underneath “extraordinary circumstances” lately. Possession or consumption can outcome in a maximum of 10 years in prison, with a potential fine of S$20,000, in addition to caning, under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Similar warnings are actually being posted on the Thai/Cambodian border reminding travellers and truck drivers crossing into Cambodia not to carry hashish or cannabis-based products into the country.
Possession or consumption of hashish or its merchandise still draws stiff penalties under Cambodian law.
Cannabis in Malaysia is authorized for medical functions. Recreational use of cannabis beneath Malaysian legislation provides for a compulsory death penalty for convicted drug traffickers. Individuals arrested in possession of 200 grams (seven ounces) of marijuana are presumed by legislation to be trafficking in medicine.
In line with many south-east Asian nations, possession, distribution, and production of marijuana is officially unlawful in Vietnam, with harsh penalties on the books for contravention of the regulation. Medical marijuana can be not authorized.
In the Philippines, underneath RA 9165, hashish is listed as a “dangerous drug and the sale, possession, use, importation, manufacturing, cultivation, amongst others, of which are prohibited and punishable by fantastic and imprisonment”.
The Thai embassy in Jakarta issued warnings on June 21 asserting that Thais must not carry cannabis or cannabis products into Indonesia.
Then the Thai embassy in Japan warned Thais to not carry hashish or cannabis-based products into Japan on June 24, reminding them that severe penalties and jail time apply.
Simple as ABC is the first nation in Southeast Asia to decriminalise cannabis, removing the plant from its class 5 narcotics list. The announcement has left Thai legislators on the back foot with new legal guidelines awaiting debate within the Thai parliament and has sparked a spherical or rollbacks by establishments, politicians and public places of work to make clear the broad interpretations.
Meanwhile, in this twilight interval, hashish products are being freely offered and cottage industries are springing as a lot as reap the benefits of the delays in new legal guidelines and prohibitions being enacted..