Thailand may have one more thing to smile about very soon.
As the New York Times reports, Thailand’s military government approved medical marijuana use around Christmas. It would make it the first country to legalize cannabis use in any form in Southeast Asia. In order to become law, King Maha Vajiralongkorn will need to give his seal of approval as well amd it should enter into law around March 2019.
Medical marijuana legalization is a big deal for Thailand, a country infamous for its harsh penalties on drug users. We don’t know if the latest modifications under Thai law are linked to the next election as Thailand is still under military rules. At the same time medical marijuana was approved by the cabinet, Thailand made a step further to recognize same sex unions. (Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/28/thailand-steps-closer-recognising-same-sex-civil-unions/)
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Like any other country, Thailand is looking to improve its economy. Lately, The Tourism and Sports Ministry has been promoting a new plan that hopes to increase tourism in the land of smiles.
As a highly regarded tourist destination, Thailand is willing to take a step forward and invest in this vital sector of the economy. The big plan is to switch from the old tourist visa structure, which provided only one to three entries, to a new and better version: a new visa that will allow the beneficiary to enter and leave the country as he pleases for a period of six months.
This is a big move, considering the huge difference between the old visa and the new one. The government is expecting a big increase in the number of visitors, as well as in the country’s revenues from tourism. The whole project was a great success, both from a political and an economic point of view.
In the first seven months of 2015, the number of incoming tourists shot up to 17.5 million, which represents a 30% increase. Also, this number brought a 30% increase in revenue as well. State officials are very happy about the way this project is evolving. The newly established 6 month period for the visa may be pushed even further. The president of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, Charoen Wangananont expressed his “high satisfaction” in the development of this project, also stating that the 6 month visa may not be enough to please all of the visitors. There have been talks of a 12 month visa, but no changes have been made yet.
This new 6 month visa costs 5000 baht, which is 4000 baht more than the old one. The time you can spend in Thailand on a single entry as a beneficiary of the new visa is limited to 60 days. This should be more than enough for any kind of tourism-related activities. The new law is also good news for business men, who will be able to come and go as they please without having to obtain a new visa every time they travel to Thailand.
In conclusion, switching from the old visa system to the new and enhanced one was a great idea. Thailand has now become the perfect destination for weekend vacations, and the number of visitors has greatly increased (as well as the revenue).
If you think about buying a land title in Thailand and become an owner, you should look behind the breath-taking landscape and consult a specialized lawyer. This will make you sure that you will not have any problems with the law and you will be able to benefit 100% from your acquisition.
In Thailand there are five types of Land Title deeds which refer to the evidence of owning the land, your possession rights and all the other concerns regarding that land.
||This legal document must be registered at the Land Department office from the area where the land is situated and offers the buyer the guarantee of full rights over it. Nor Sor 4 is considered to be the safest category of title deed, including a legal description of the teritory and its borders (concrete details – using satellite images).
|Nor Sor 3 Gor
||The title assignes the land to a holder, but the borders are not yet completely certain. After signing the land title, a final official evaluation is mandatory. This will be made by the land department and will establish the official markers (through concrete posts). Nor Sor 3 Gor can mortgaged, transffered or even sold, but only once the owner completes a request to the Land Department. The land title can be changed to Chanot.
|Nor Sor 3
||This legal document offers an ownership that is moderately determined. In this situation, the Land Department has never done any measurements or recognized officially the land boundaries. The main problem of this land title is that the boundaries are not measured precisely and can lead to disputes or other legal practices.
||Document applied for the rights of inherited land that can only be demonstrated with the administrative office’s tax payments. This land title is very simple and therefore not one of the strongest.
|Sor Por Kor 4-01
||Document that represents the land that is given by the government to the underprivileged families for agricultural use, normally found outside the urban areas. The holder has limited habitation use and it is not easy for a person without Thai nationality to obtain an interest.
|Sor Tor Gor
||Legal document that permits using a national forest land temporary. This document is issued by the forest department and cannot be sold.
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