A Thai man was taken to Pattaya City Hospital late yesterday for emergency treatment for breathing difficulties after smoking marijuana on Pattaya beach.
Police only identified him as Sexan, 29, from Prachinburi province.
Sexan told police that years ago he had smoked a joint only once and never thought of using it again.
But after marijuana and hemp use became legal and marijuana became widely available, he wanted to try again.
He managed to get a joint from it and smoked it while on the beach. He quickly became drunk and had difficulty breathing, he said. He called for help and someone called the police, who took him to the hospital about ten minutes after midnight.
Sexan was admitted to Pattaya City Hospital, where he is still being monitored by doctors.
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