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‘Vote for me’ for weed to remain legal, Anutin tells anxious proponents

Advocates and entrepreneurs who rallied at the health ministry today to demand weed remain legal and free were relieved after Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul vowed that it would never be recriminalized – so long as he remains in office.

Dozens of pro-cannabis activists and dispensary owners converged on the public health ministry Wednesday afternoon to show support for Anutin, who is widely credited for engineering the de facto legalization of marijuana, amid growing fear that the new paradigm will endure. 

“It’s not possible as long as I’m minister of health,” Anutin told the crowd in a ministry conference room. 

Anutin said the health ministry is devising directives to better control the sale of cannabis, which has been all but unrestricted since June 9, including a requirement that retail locations are staffed by qualified medical…

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