Bangkok

Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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Thailand gives out one million free cannabis plants to promote legalisation

Open Access Government 16 May 2022
Thailand will give out one million free cannabis plants from June 9 to homes across the country, to mark the legalisation of the drug ... The Bangkok Post newspaper has reported that the Food and Drug Administration has now already received about 4,700 applications by late last month for licences to import, possess, grow, and produce cannabis and hemp....
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Thailand to hand out free cannabis plants

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 15 May 2022
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The Daily Telegraph 12 May 2022
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Thailand providing free cannabis plants for home cultivation

Asahi News 12 May 2022
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Thai high: Thailand to give away 1 million free marijuana plants

New York Post 12 May 2022
The Food and Drug Administration received about 4,700 applications by late April for licenses to import, possess, grow and produce cannabis and hemp, the Bangkok Post newspaper reported ... With Post Wires....
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Thailand gives free cannabis plants for home cultivation

Castanet 11 May 2022
Closely regulated use of cannabis was legalized in 2018, with several restrictions gradually eased since then ... The Food and Drug Administration received about 4,700 applications by late last month for licenses to import, possess, grow and produce cannabis and hemp, the Bangkok Post newspaper reported ... .......
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China Daily 09 May 2022
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