The message was referring to tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol — the main psychoactive substances found in cannabis and hemp.
The Chinese embassy noted that Thailand’s legalisation of marijuana was aimed at promoting alternative medicine rather than encouraging recreational use of the plant.
It also warned Chinese nationals against bringing back home products with marijuana content, or they could be arrested for possession of an illicit drug.
Also, they could be arrested at a Thai airport on their departure if the products they were carrying contained THC beyond the legal limit of 0.2 per cent, the embassy said.
“Marijuana is considered a severe narcotic drug in China and a controlled substance by the United Nations. Possession of products with marijuana content is still illegal in many countries,” the embassy warned.
It also urged Chinese nationals in Thailand to “love your own lives, control yourselves and strictly abide by the law” in order to avoid negative consequences.