Amid Genocide of Drug Dealers, The Philippines Will Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

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Nanette Castillo grieves next to the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila on October 3, 2017. Philippines police officers who want to speak out about “extrajudicial killings and summary executions” in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war have been offered sanctuary and legal help by the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church, which counts 80 percent of Filipinos as followers, has been one of the leading critics of the drug war and its offer to police on Monday was another step in its efforts to stop the killings. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

There are few places in the world where it is more dangerous to be a recreational cannabis connoisseur than the Philippines. The country’s President, Rodrigo Duterte, has built an international reputation on his violently tough on drugs policies and has even received condemnation from the UN. So it comes as somewhat of a surprise that Filipinos could also become the first in their region to legalize medical marijuana.That’s right, the scariest place on earth to spark up could soon allow its citizens to access the medical alternative that’s gaining notoriety around the world.

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