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Days and Their Corresponding Colors in Thailand

Did you know that in Thailand each day of the week is associated with a different color? Wearing the correct color on the correct day is said to be lucky, but there’s more to it than that. This part of Thai culture is influenced by Hindu mythology

Renting an Apartment in Thailand: The Ultimate Guide

Renting an apartment in Thailand is an exciting prospect. But before you start your search for the perfect condo, you’ll want to read up on how the process differs from renting in your home country. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know, from pricing to lease contracts to deposits to utility bills…Read More

The Boiler Rooms of Thailand – How to Avoid Investment Scams

A fool and his money are soon parted, as the saying goes. But it’s not just fools that have lost their savings in Thailand to fraudsters; it’s people like you and me. The worst thing about it is, the scammers are usually our fellow countrymen – hailing from the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, US, 

Retiring In Thailand? Here’s the Most Useful Guide Ever Compiled

If you’re planning on retiring in Thailand, there’s a bunch of things you need to consider, some of which you probably haven’t yet thought of. And that’s the purpose of this post; a checklist of sorts to make sure you have everything covered. First we will look at where to live and the pros and cons

How to Lease Land in Thailand: A Foreigner’s Guide to the Law

A lease agreement in Thailand enables a foreigner to maintain a long term interest in the country through land. Lease permitting, a house can be constructed on the land and registered in the foreigner’s name. A lease arrangement is suited to a number of situations, including: Someone who wants to retire in Thailand 

A List of Prohibited Jobs for Foreigners in Thailand

I often get asked about job opportunities in Thailand for specific industries, and “Can I move to Thailand and work as a [enter job here]. The answer is usually no – because Thailand prohibits foreign nationals from working in many areas of industry. The large majority of the restricted positions are trades

Cannabis Law in Thailand: A Guide to Growing & Smoking Marijuana

Thailand’s Marijuana laws have evolved dramatically in recent times. What was once considered an illegal drug, unsafe for society, is now legal, mostly. Thailand approved the decriminalization of cannabis, agreeing that the Health Ministry drop cannabis from its list of controlled drugs. Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul signed an announcement removing the drug from Category 5

Motorbike Safety in Thailand: 12 Must Follow Holiday Tips

Many travelers, and those relocating to Thailand, don’t give riding a motorbike a second thought until they arrive and realize it’s the easiest and cheapest way to get around. Suddenly, without having planned it, you find yourself out on the open road on a machine you have zero experience of operating. 

It’s always a difficult question to answer because a holiday in Thailand can be as cheap or expensive as you like. I suppose this can be said for most countries, but Thailand is different. It really is an all-budget country.

Spirit houses are common in Thailand and no doubt you’ve seen them outside homes, hotels, malls and even on farmland. But what are these spirit houses and why do people have them? Ask a Thai and the answer you’re likely to get will be something along the lines of “to keep the ghosts happy” 

The Thailand Pass Guide – Your Questions Answered

Thailand has a new system for entering the country called the Thailand Pass. It is a free, web-based system that manages your entry to Thailand. Regardless of your visa status or nationality (except Thais), you will need a Pass. The Pass is required for both air and land border entry. The requirements for entry 

As a foreigner, whenever you talk about buying land in Thailand, some smart Alec pops up and says, “You can’t own land in Thailand, so ner”! While this is sort of true, the law doesn’t restrict foreigners from owning land in all instances, which we’ll discuss in a moment. 

My Personal Travel Insurance Recommendations (includes over 70s)

Traveling is an incredibly rewarding experience that changes your perspective on the world, on life, and on yourself. It’s exciting and, once you’ve booked, all that’s on your mind is taking off starting your adventure. But while traveling is a largely positive experience, things can go wrong. You’re stepping into the world of the unknown

The Definitive Thailand Acronyms Guide

Do you know your TIT from your TOT, your BKK from your PATTS, or your 555 from your OMB? You don’t care, right? I know, acronyms have got way out of hand. I blame social media and lazy kids. But hey, if you can’t beat ’em you might as well join ’em. 

Drug Laws in Thailand: Know the Facts Before You Travel

Thailand’s drug laws are very strict, except for marijuana, of course, which is now legal, albeit with some restrictions on public use and age limit. Narcotic & psychotropic drugs, however, are still very much illegal. There’s certainly no slap on the wrist for getting caught with a small amount of cocaine or a few pill

Sin Sod – What Should You Pay to Marry Your Thai Girlfriend?

You will find a huge amount of misleading information online regarding Sin Sod, and conflicting experiences can be found plastered all over forums and blogs. So, when a foreigner wants to marry his Thai girlfriend and the inevitable subject of Sin Sod arises, it is no surprise that he becomes confused 

How to Open a Thai Bank Account: Choices, Requirements, Reader Experiences

If you’re working, retiring, or frequenting Thailand then it makes sense to have a bank account. Why? Because using foreign credit and debit cards involves high fees, on top of local ATM charges. And then there’s the frustration of cards being rejected by ATMs. Opening a Thai bank account isn’t the same process at every bank

Taxes For Expats – A Review of the US Filing Service for Expats

If you’re an American living abroad, be that in Asia, Africa, or Europe, you can’t ignore your US tax filing requirement. It doesn’t matter whether you are a retiree, a digital nomad, or somewhere in between, you must ensure that you are complying with the law. The US tax system is arguably the most complicated…Read More

iVisa Review – How Does It Work & Is It Worthwhile?

iVisa is an online visa service that issues visas and travel documents online. Sometimes it’s easy to apply for a visa through an embassy website, while at other times the process is complex, hard to follow, and an all-round hassle you could really do without. Oftentimes you have to visit an embassy or consulate


Many Countries around the globe are moving forward towards legalizing the growth and the Consumption of Cannabis. Thailand became one of these Countries after approving the Legalization of Growing Cannabis with Specific Standards and Regulations. The Country is Considered to be the First in South East Asia to legalize Growing Cannabis for Medical Purposes . It will also Launch Cannabis Tours Programs for International and Domestic Tourism.

Provinces where it’s Legal to Grow Cannabis

The Government has Legalized Growing Cannabis in only 8 Provinces around the Country. These Provinces are: Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Samut Songkhram, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Phatthalung and Chon Buri.

Cannabis Provinces in Thailand - Thailand became one of these Countries after approving the Legalization of Growing Cannabis with Specific Standards and Regulations. The Country is Considered to be the First in South East Asia to legalize Growing Cannabis for Medical Purposes . It will also Launch Cannabis Tours Programs for International and Domestic Tourism.  Provinces where it’s Legal to Grow Cannabis The Government has Legalized Growing Cannabis in only 8 Provinces around the Country. These Provinces are: Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Samut Songkhram, Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buri Ram, Phatthalung and Chon Buri.

How Cannabis Will be Consumed and Grown in Thailand?

Only Authorized farms are allowed to Grow Cannabis under Specific Supervision from Authorities. To get the License to Grow Cannabis is a not that easy. The Owner Needs to go through some Tough Requirements. This include mainly the Farm itself, the Environment in which the Cannabis Will be Grown, How well Prepared the Place is,.. etc. In addition, The Farm Should have Pre Orders for Cannabis from Official Doctors.

Cannabis Products and Where to Get It From?

This Cannabis Will be used in manufacturing many End User Products Such as Food, Beverage, and Health & Wellness Products. This Includes the Following: Water, Tea, Coffee, Cookies, Yoghurt and Other Products as well

Important to Know: Growing Cannabis For Using it in Manufacturing Products for Medical and F&B Purposes is Legal. However, Consuming it as a drug is Not Legal (Smoking Cannabis is Not Permitted).

Some may think when Hearing about legalizing the Cannabis in Thailand that It will be Sold in Coffeeshops around the country or in Some Stores Same as in some Countries like the USA or The Netherlands. But this is not what it will be Like in Thailand. The Cannabis will be used in Manufacturing End Products to enhance the Wellness and the health of People Consuming it. 

You can Get The Cannabis Products either from the Farms Growing it, Or From a Cannabis Clinics. These Clinics are Starting to be more Popular day by Day in Thailand and More Franchises are being opened around the Country. 

Cannabis Clinics

The Cannabis Clinic is a place from Which You can Buy Cannabis Products Such As Food and Beverage Products, Medicines and Other Types of Products as well. In addition to That, You can Receive A Cannabis Treatment After going through Blood Test under the Supervision of Professional Doctors (Other Tests as well may Be required). And then they Can Recommend you to use The Types of Cannabis Treatment Suitable for Your case. 

Treatments in The Cannabis Clinics can be used for Pain in the Bones, Skin Problems, Sleeping issues, and many other things as well. 

Cannabis Tourism in Thailand

For the Tourism side, Authorities are expecting that Cannabis Tourism will become a trend when the Tourism rebound after the COVID 19 Pandemic. Cannabis Tours in Thailand will be Similar to the Wine Tours in European Countries. It will consist of visiting cannabis Farms, having a tour with a Guide who explains how to grow the best Quality cannabis and give some similar information. After that Guests will be able to purchase the Cannabis Based Products created for health & Wellness, and Food & Beverage Purposes.

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COVID: We Survived!

The COVID years were tough on everyone, including Thailand's cannabis industry. Here at TCC, pre-COVID, we had attracted executive talent, potential investors, and sell-through deals based on Thailand's recent (by late 2020) and expected (in 2021 and 2022) progress in issuing regulations and licenses for the commercial production of cannabis (both hemp and marijuana). However,… Continue reading COVID: We Survived!

The THAI Scenario

New Zealand’s economic analysts have been working overtime to estimate the value of legalizing cannabis to New Zealand’s economy. The AgriBusiness Group estimated the potential retail value of NZ’s medical cannabis at $360 million.NZIER estimated the New Zealand government’s potential cannabis taxes at $490 million.BERL estimated the potential retail value of all cannabis in NZ… Continue reading The THAI Scenario

Make Australia Stop Killing Aussies

The Australian Government's criminal negligence in the design and administration of its medical cannabis access scheme killed hundreds of older Australians last year. It is killing hundreds more this year. It will continue killing Australians until Australia's voters compel Australia's politicians, bureaucrats, and government agencies to make it easy for every Australian GP to prescribe medical cannabis, every Australian pharmacist to stock it, and every suffering Australian to get it.

The Parable of Thai Maple

Note: "A parable is a short tale that illustrates a universal truth; it is a simple narrative. It sketches a setting, describes an action, and shows the results." Once upon a time, in a world very much like ours, maple trees and their sweet, delicious syrup were globally prohibited just like cannabis. During the century… Continue reading The Parable of Thai Maple

TCC’s “Brand Activism” Checklist

Today, I found an interesting post on CannaVentures’ blog, entitled “Brand Activism™: Checklist for cannabis brands.” Its suggestions seemed wise, so I walked through its checklist for the Thai Cannabis Corporation, with the results below. Paragraphs in italics are quotes directly from the Brand Activism™ blog post.  Key Benefit. Too often, the benefit cannabis brands… Continue reading TCC’s “Brand Activism” Checklist

How to legalize and start exporting adult-use cannabis

Under international law, Thailand (and any other nation) CAN legalize ganja and ganjong for any use, and trade that ganja and ganjong with other nations, simply by following a new path. Other nations are already exploring this path. By joining them, Thailand will increase its public health and welfare, reduce its illegal drug trade, increase its… Continue reading How to legalize and start exporting adult-use cannabis

Cannabis: the new vanilla

Whether you like or loathe vanilla, you can't deny that it's everywhere and in everything. You might think that it would be great for cannabis to be "the new vanilla." It wouldn't. It would be terrible for North America's cannabis industry, and perhaps even worse for cannabis farmers in developing countries. I will explain this by analogy between cannabis and the "vanilla flavoring" industry.

Cannabis: Thinking Big and Moving Fast (กัญชาและกัญชง: คิดให้ใหญ่และเคลื่อนไหวให้เร็ว)

The Thai Cannabis Corporation respectfully proposes a strategic plan for Thailand's cannabis industry, named: Cannabis: Thinking Big and Moving Fast (also conveniently called the "BigFast Plan"). Executive Summary, in Thai (PDF, 2 pages) Executive Summary, in English (PDF, 2 pages) Complete Plan, in Thai (PDF, 12 pages): กัญชาและกัญชง: คิดให้ใหญ่และเคลื่อนไหวให้เร็ว Complete Plan, in English (PDF, 12 pages)… Continue reading Cannabis: Thinking Big and Moving Fast (กัญชาและกัญชง: คิดให้ใหญ่และเคลื่อนไหวให้เร็ว)

Global Cannabis Price Collapse

A global collapse in the price of psychoactive cannabis -- a "Global Cannabis Price Collapse" -- is inevitable. Figure 1 (below) shows a typical graph of the revenues forecasted for the USA's psychoactive cannabis industry, 2018-2027 (from data published by BDS Analytics, Marijuana Business Daily, New Frontier Data and New Leaf Data Services). Figure 1: Typical forecast… Continue reading Global Cannabis Price Collapse

What is “psychoactive cannabis”?

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At least 113 different naturally-occuring chemical compounds classified as "cannabinoids" have been isolated from plants of the species Cannabis sativa L. Many of these affect the functioning of the human brain, which is the textbook definition of "psychoactive." However, when discussing cannabis, the word "psychoactive" tends to be used to describe only one such effect: "getting… Continue reading What is “psychoactive cannabis”?

Why Thailand?

Thailand is uniquely positioned to become the de facto standard platform for the global cannabis industry because only Thailand offers all five of these critical benefits: Legal, Tropical, Strains, Industrialized, Low-cost, and Stable. Legal: Thailand has legalized the production, processing, and export of cannabis for medical purposes (effective in 2019). Tropical: Thailand, being in the… Continue reading Why Thailand?