Philippines moves one step closer to legalising medical cannabis

The Philippines moved one step further to legalising medical cannabis use when a bill to legalise cannabis use was approved on its third and final reading at the Lower House of Representatives on 29th January.

However, the bill has yet to become law and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has expressed opposition to it. Duterte declared he would oppose efforts to legalise cannabis for medical use due to fears that it could be used for other purposes than the treatment of ailments.

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