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Cannabis bill runs out of time

Fast-growing industry will remain in regulatory limbo until after the election as MPs clash again

A cannabis plant is displayed at the Asia International Hemp Expo, held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok in November last year. (Bangkok Post File Photo)

The House of Representatives has almost run out of time to pass the much-awaited cannabis bill, as lawmakers remain divided over key provisions, leaving the fast-growing industry in regulatory limbo.

The House failed to conclude the second reading of the bill on Wednesday, the last session earmarked for the controversial legislation before it goes into a recess next week.

House dissolution is expected to follow in early March…

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