• January 19, 2021
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  • Bill to legalize production, export of medical marijuana filed in Philippines

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    Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte filed a bill to legalize the local production and export of medical marijuana, a move that the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) immediately opposed.

    Instead, the DDB urged lawmakers to pass a measure to improve the government’s rehabilitation programs for drug dependents.

    Villafuerte called on the health committee to discuss and approve House Bill No. 3961, which aims to expand the utilization of medical marijuana “to make it a lot more accessible and cheaper for Filipinos in need of this revolutionary medicine.”

    Last week, the United Nations Commission on Narcotics Drugs (UN-CND) voted to “remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs — where it was listed alongside specific deadly, addictive opioids, including heroin, recognized as having little to no therapeutic purposes.”

    Read full article here: https://philippineslifestyle.com/bill-legalize-export-medical-marijuana/?mc_cid=6177014672&mc_eid=e2114bb512

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