Thailand has, for over two years, pursued a liberalisation programme to make medical extracts of cannabis available to those in need and is now further loosening the regime for other drugs for medical, scientific and government use. However, apart from the Kratom leaf, recreational use of drugs in Thailand will remain strictly illegal and can land anyone in deep trouble with police authorities.

The possession and recreational use of cocaine and marijuana remains strictly illegal in Thailand despite moves to liberalise the availability of the controlled substances for medical and research use, which is proceeding apace in the kingdom.