The rise of weed tourism: Is Thailand turning into the 'Amsterdam of Asia'?


Back in June, Thai authorities removed cannabis from the list of substances considered as narcotics. In doing so, Thailand became the first Asian nation to legalise marijuana. Officially, the government wants to promote the medical use of cannabis. But a law regulating recreational use of the drug has yet to be passed in parliament, leaving a legal grey area that many are rushing to take advantage of. In just four months, cannabis shops have opened all over Thailand and the plant is expected to grow into a €3 billion industry in the next five years. Our correspondents report.