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Queensland also has a big state campsite called Mt. Kincaid which has 300,000 visitors a year and gets booked out six months in advance. There are huge numbers of people camped there, which is actually quite a bit of fun, but for many of the riders on the Tour of Thailand 2011 the beauty of the campsite was purely background noise. They had actually planned for this moment in their every-day lives.
One of the most coveted tropical destinations is to avail the scorching heat, becoming a young adult in Thailand. The cities of Bangkok or Chiang Mai are great for this. In Bangkok, the backpacker scene is mainstream and cheap to visit. This means that it is easy to meet people from different cultures and in Chiang Mai, the middle-class populace has a distinct accent. However, if you are not that interested in meeting new people, this is a good place to visit.
Thailand was formed into a kingdom in 1782 after the region of Siam was purchased from its Burmese rulers by the ambitious Siamese King Rama I. A Thai national army was then formed, known as the Rattanakosin, and the country began its golden age, but later monarchs struggled to keep the monarchy in a good standing with the Thai public. A failed coup in 2006, led by junior Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, left Thailand in a state of political turmoil.
Thailand has a unique form of government, a constitutional monarchy, in which the monarch makes all final decisions on matters of state. The British colonial-era constitution, which evolved into a constitution drafted in 1992, has not been amended, although the constitution has been largely superseded by the 1997 judicial reforms. Until 1946, Thailand had no written constitution of its own.
Those interested in playing the medical cannabis card in Thailand have to be prepared to wait at least 5 years. However, the cost of applying for a new permit, which is currently set at 30,000 baht ($970) can be passed on to patients for a one-time expense. The applications for applying for a permit have to be approved by the Centers for Plant Diseases Control and Ministry of Public Health. Having the worlds largest amount of marijuana plants, applicants will need to submit soil samples that verify their ability to grow marijuana and pay 10,000 baht ($323) for the annual test of seeds, as well as annual applications to keep the medical license active. Planting a cannabis license is also dependent on whether one is applying for a growing license or medical license. While the government works out the nitty-gritty, Thais will be able to grow the drug as long as the plants are for medicinal purposes.
In fact, the political fintheorities are calling for more, suggesting that the nation should be looking to legalize all sorts of narcotics, including opium, methamphetamines, and MDMA (the active ingredient of ecstasy). CannaAsia CEO, Otto Vander Elst, says that its business in Thailand is a case of first mover advantage
Thailands future as Asias medical marijuana hub isnt an absolute certainty yet. And its important to note that, except for doctor-prescribed medicinal use, cannabis is illegal in Thailand, and growers must be licensed. Some farmers may already be active in this nascent industry, but many are waiting to see how the law is put into effect. Even if Thailand were to legalize medical cannabis, it would be some time before the market has more than a handful of players. Its going to be a bit like the off-shore oilfield in the 1990s, when several countries were the first to venture into the business, only to see others quickly follow.