Thailand has announced that it will remove cannabis from its list of controlled narcotic drugs, making it legal to grow and possess the drug, becoming the first country in Asia to legalize cannabis for industrial and medicinal use.
People can now grow and sell marijuana, but the government discourages personal use for non-medical reasons.
Thai authorities say marijuana has been legalized primarily for medical purposes, not recreational use, and that street smoking is prohibited. Violators could face fines or jail time. So how did the public react?