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Cannabis-flavored drinks hit local convenience stores in Thailand

Beverage giant Ichitan keeps mood high, while third COVID wave cancels hemp forums

Ichitan sells two flavors of cannabis scented tea priced at 30 baht ($0.96) at 7-Eleven stores around Thailand. (Photo by Masayuki Yuda)

BANGKOK -- Cannabis-related products have become more accessible than ever for people in Thailand, as bottled drinks scented like the plant are being sold at convenience stores and in vending machines nationwide.

Ichitan Group, Thailand's largest maker of ready-to-drink teas, has released two drinks infused with terpenes, compounds found in various plants but best known as the main source of cannabis's distinct aroma.

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