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People in Taiwan Should Be Cautioned Against Carrying or Importing Goods Containing Cannabis from Thailand.

Thailand became the first country in Asia to approve the decriminalization of cannabis on February 8, 2022. The delisting enters into effect 120 days after its publication in the government gazette. By law, legal cannabis must contain less than 0.2% by weight of tetrahydrocannabinol  (THC) and it’s not required to show cannabis ingredients on labels.

Cannabis is listed as a Category 2 drug in Taiwan. Under Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act, persons convicted of possessing Category two narcotics shall be punished with a maximum two-year fixed-term imprisonment, detention, or a fine of no more than two hundred thousand New Taiwan Dollars; Offenders of manufacturing, transporting, or selling Category two narcotics are subject to life imprisonment or a minimum ten-year fixed-term imprisonment, and may also be subject to a fine of no more than fifteen million New Taiwan Dollars; Persons guilty of possession with intention to sell Category two narcotics shall be punished with a minimum five-year fixed-term imprisonment, and may be fined of no more than five million New Taiwan Dollars.

Taipei Customs suggest people in Taiwan should be cautioned against carrying or importing goods containing cannabis from Thailand in order to avoid legal penalties. 

Release date:2022-03-16 Click times:241