Thailand to Ban Recreational Marijuana by End of 2024

Cholnan Srikaew, the health minister of Thailand, said on Thursday that recreational marijuana will be banned by the end of 2024. Thailand was the first Southeast Asian country to legalize medical marijuana in 2018, followed by recreational use in 2022.

Thai activists take part in a pro marijuana rally to celebrate World Cannabis Day on April

Hayward: Revolutions Around the World Fail to Catch the Spirit of 1776

The Fourth of July is a celebration of the most successful revolution in the history of mankind. By any objective measure, the rebellious colonies that broke away from the British empire in 1776 were more successful in forming an enduring new nation than other rebels and separatists throughout history. Indeed, the United States of America was soon put to its own rebellion test and the Union endured, surviving one of the most devastating wars ever fought.

KYIV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 19: Protesters fighting government forces at barricades on Maidan

Jack Ma, Kicked Out of Alibaba Parent Company, Wanders Through Thailand

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, once a flamboyant celebrity and the richest man in China until he criticized Chinese Communist Party economic policies, left his low-profile refuge in Japan this week to visit Thailand and learn about farming, fishing, and kickboxing. Chinese state media hinted over the weekend that Ma is being forced out of Alibaba’s parent company, the Ant Group, so he will have plenty of time to work on his hobbies.

FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, founder of Alibaba group Jack Ma arrives for the