The Philippine House Committee on Health passed legislation Wednesday that would legalize medical marijuana.
House Bill 180 would legalize the possession and use of medical marijuana for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. The measure would establish a system of regulated dispensaries accessible by all qualified patients.
“I have high hopes under the Duterte administration that this measure would be enacted into law”, Representative Rodolfo Albano III, the bill’s sponsor, told The Philippine Star. “Finally, there is hope for our people, especially our children, who suffer from medical conditions like epilepsy, cancer and multiple sclerosis”.