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Thai election

Move Forward coalition agrees on cannabis control, puts off lese-majeste

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Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat, center, poses with coalition party leaders during a press conference to announce their agreed agenda in Bangkok on May 22. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Move Forward Party will relist cannabis as a controlled substance and break up monopolies, particularly in the liquor industry, if it gets a chance to form a government after an upset win in the May 14 election.

Cannabis regulation and improving competition in the Thai economy are among the 23 agenda items unveiled Monday by Move Forward -- which won the most seats in the lower house parliamentary election -- and its seven coalition partners.

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