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Thailand has high hopes cannabis can cure the coronavirus blues, but for grass roots it’s a buzzkill

The buzz over Thailand’s cannabis industry is getting feverous, with its most excited backers suggesting the production and sale of hemp-based goods from chocolate drops to cookies and CBD medicinal oils could be the perfect antidote for a Southeast Asian economy laid low by coronavirus. But buzzkill critics warn it is investors and tycoons that stand to benefit from Thailand’s “green rush”, rather than ordinary workers and farmers who have seen their incomes shredded by Covid-19. While Thais…

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