A man was arrested on Saturday for advertising marijuana for sale on YouTube after he claimed he believed it was now legal to sell cannabis in Thailand.
After police were alerted that a man was selling marijuana on a YouTube channel, SamunphirSpp.law 168, officers arrested Rangsan Wisetlinthng, 31, at a house in Moo 2 village in Tambon Pak Kad of Bueng Kan's Muang district.
Police found 3 kilograms of dried, compressed marijuana, three bottles of marijuan powder, and 161 marijuana seeds, in the house.
Rangsan, who is from Nakhon Ratchasima, said he packed and mailed marijuana to buyers when they made orders on his YouTube channel.
He claimed that he read a report that a law has been passed to allow possession of marijuana so he thought he could sell it legally.
On Friday, the National Legislative Assembly passed the first reading of the bill to allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons. The bill has yet to be vetted and deliberated in the second and third readings.