President Rodrigo Duterte will sign any bill that will legalize the use of medical marijuana in the Philippines, his spokesperson said Tuesday.
In a media briefing, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo reiterated that Duterte favors the use of medical marijuana and will support any legislative measure consistent with his stand.
“He (The President) is in favor of limited use of marijuana,” Panelo told reporters in Malacañang.
“Logically then he will support and sign any bill that would be consistent with his stand.”
The issue was thrust back into the spotlight after newly-crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray said she was in favor of the legalization of medical marijuana.
In the Top 5 question-and-answer portion, the 24-year-old shared an affirmative stand, saying she was “for it” being used for medical purposes.
“I’m for it being used in a medical use but not so for recreational use,” Gray answered during the pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand.
“Because I think if people were to argue ‘What about alcohol and cigarettes?’ Well everything is good but in moderation,” she added.
Last September 2017, a House panel approved House Bill No. 6517 or the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, which seeks to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. [Read more at CNN]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
Did you know YouTube is considered to be the second most popular search engine in the world behind Google? That means video content is a highly effective way to boost…
By Jihee Ahn, Attorney at Harris Bricken, Our litigation team regularly attends mediations both before a lawsuit is filed and while a lawsuit is pending. We’ve covered mediation in the…
Anytime the police approached the street in the Bronx where Hector Bonilla used to hang out, his friends would toss away their marijuana on the ground, he said. The police…
Federal parliament could override state laws to legalise recreational marijuana use, according to new constitutional advice obtained by the Greens. As the minor party ramps up its campaign to legalise…