Thailawforum had the opportunity to talk to Professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London, Dr. Steve Keen to discuss the U.S’ withdrawal out of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Watch the video to hear his thoughts.
Talking to author of “Marijuana is Medicine that Cures Cancer” Dr. Somyot Kittimunkong
Marijuana has long been used by cancer patients to help alleviate the painful side effects of chemotherapy. However it has remained a controversial drug due its hallucinogenic properties.
Doctors and scientists around the world are now slowly recognizing the potential use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer with some countries decriminalizing its use for medical purposes and even for recreational ones. In Thailand, marijuana is still illegal and possession of marijuana in Thailand is a punishable offence by law. However, many are advocating for its legalization.
Thailawforum talks to Dr. Somyot Kittimunkong, author of “Marijuana is Medicine that Cures Cancer” to get a better insight into how marijuana can be used with regards to cancer and its possible legalization in Thailand.
An Illinois court ruled in favor of a Thai woman recognising an American as her child’s father
An Illinois Court has ordered a man to pay child support in Thailand to triplets he had fathered through assisted conception methods.
Justice Lampkin of the Circuit Court of Cook County ruled in accordance with a judgment order from Thailand recognizing Harlow to be the biological father of triplets conceived by gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and imposed child support obligations on him.
The mother, Wipaporn T. petitioned the Circuit Court of Cook County to recognize and enroll the Thai judgment under the principles of comity.
Harlow tried to get the petition dismissed under claims that it contradicted an Illinois Parentage law that does not recognize sperm donors as fathers. However, Harlow had signed the consent form for the transfer under “husband”. Wipaporn also submitted photographs showing Harlow and herself participating in a traditional Thai marriage.
The Illinois court ruled that since Harlow had acted like the father prior to conception and had “plans to claim the three boys as dependents, take tax deductions for his support payments to them and enable them to access their rights of U.S. citizenship,” he must support the three children.
This week ThaiLawForum met Marc Faber over Skype to discuss his thoughts on the value of gold (and buying it as an investment), whether he thinks a period of hyperinflation is next, and his general thoughts on the Thai economy.