Thailand's health minister, cannabis advocate and candidate for Prime Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul made no attempt to conceal where he stands on marijuana when he voted in Sunday’s elections.

Charnvirakul, PM candidate for the Bhumjaithai Party, showed up at his polling station wearing a dark shirt with bright green marijuana leaves. The party campaigned on, among other issues, the promise to promote medical marijuana after successfully pushing to decriminalize cannabis in June 2022, making it the first country in Southeast Asia to do so and third in the world after Canada and Uruguay.

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