Philippines: The recent approval of a cannabis product for compassionate use does not necessarily increase the chances of the government’s legalization of medical marijuana, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) clarified Monday.

Philippines: The recent approval of a cannabis product for compassionate use does not necessarily increase the chances of the government’s legalization of medical marijuana, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) clarified Monday.

Metro Manila reports…. “On the contrary, this will just show na hindi na kailangan ‘yong bill na ‘yan kasi (thay they don’t need such bill anymore because) they can have this medicine for compassionate use,” DDB Chair Catalino Cuy told CNN Philippines’ Newsroom. Citing similar sentiments from the Department of Health and the Philippine Medical Association, Cuy said the approval of marijuana component cannabidiol (CBD) provides the same effect to patients in need, therefore invalidating the use of the proposed medical marijuana bill which has been pending for congressional approval since 2014. Cuy clarified that they do not have the power to legalize…

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