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Legalization of Cannabis in the Philippines 2019 Updates

Medical marijuana is already authorized within the Philippines. However, likely individuals attempting to entry it in any varieties (CBD oil, dwell plant, dried leaves, edibles, and many others.) can nonetheless be at risk or in jail. This is the explanation why most individuals don’t threat selecting med can. It was said in part 2 of the RA 9165, the Comprehensive Drug Acts of 2002 that “People with legitimate medical needs are not prevented from being treated with adequate amounts of appropriate medications, which include the use of dangerous drugs”. However, even so far, the state of affairs within the nation relating to medical marijuana remains to be inconsistent and even harmful to its citizen. Many individuals nonetheless complain that to get a particular allow for marijuana treatment may be very tough, if not unimaginable. Currently, the nation’s leaders nonetheless lack compassion and even perhaps mental capability to grasp our particular person rights to this medicinal plant. As one of many penalties of its so-called battle on medication, many Filipinos, younger youngsters and previous ones, nonetheless undergo unnecessarily and even die from curable ailments. Also, many younger individuals get incarcerated and bought their lives destroyed for such petty matter; possession of marijuana, which shouldn’t actually be against the law in any respect for humanity’s sake. 

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Amidst society’s present information about this plant or medication, which the data relating to it are staggeringly immense and widespread within the web, some international locations nonetheless select to be ignorant and let their individuals die and undergo from well being issues (and doubtless different social present issues too!) that may be solved by marijuana and hemp. Although immediately’s combat is all about our rights and freedom to remedy ourselves utilizing no matter deemed efficient with out the intervention of any individuals or any entity, not even the federal government, imagined to be, most of the people should additionally know that there will be many advantages we are able to have from marijuana or hemp. However, this proper to bodily sovereignty has at all times been a topic of violation principally by large establishments of our society, most particularly by industrial healthcare system and pharmaceutical firms that usually creates poisonous artificial medication and by the politicians and insurance policies that helps their crimes, straight and not directly.

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Why do we have to enhance the present medical marijuana invoice of the nation?

According to Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS), a company of sufferers, dad and mom, professionals and advocates since 2013 that “pushes for the secure access to available, safe and available medical marijuana”, the present Philippine regulation relating to medical hashish is inconsistently harmful, imprecise and even complicated that’s why it must be reconsidered and reformed. In the invoice that they’re serving to to push proper now, which is the House Bill No. 6517, the fitting to entry the drugs might be assured protected and reasonably priced because the regulation can even “mandate and guide the cultivation, manufacturing, production, importation, dispensing, and use”. Right now there are 60 international locations which are legalising medical marijuana that’s the reason it’s the hope of many members and supporters of PCCS that the Philippines would be the subsequent to enhance its healthcare and rethink the worth of this glorious plant. Last November 17, the PCCS celebrated its 6th anniversary attended by many sufferers, dad and mom, and advocates.  


More Cannabis Events within the Philippines  

The “Philippine March for Cannabis” 

The Philippine March for Cannabis is an occasion or a gathering of many alternative teams and people of the native hashish motion supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical, industrial and leisure use. It goals to boost public consciousness in regards to the details, histories, industries, makes use of, practicality and the advantages of hashish. During August of this yr, a march was organized successfully in Manila, which ended with a beautiful get collectively, discussions, and music jamming in Mendiola. Supported by many people, musicians and artists, group activists, advocates and professionals, the occasion was co-facilitated by HIBLA Hemp Movement. However, with out these audio system and different representatives of concerned organizations, the occasion might by no means be that profitable. The subsequent march was stated to be on December 30, 2019. 

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Invest Cannabis Asia 2019

This September of 2019, a program dubbed as “the first international cannabis event in the Philippines” was held at Marriott Manila resort. The objective of the occasion was to “discuss the opportunities and challenges in the medical cannabis and hemp industries in the Philippines”. This occasion was attended by the nation’s coverage specialists, profitable enterprise entrepreneurs, together with native advocates and fans. On this gathering, friends mentioned in regards to the present system and learn how to set up a authorized market and funding alternatives for product distribution, analysis, processing and manufacturing. According to Henry Wang, the chief technique officer for the Philippines of Greenfield MC Global, an Australian importer and distributor of medical hashish, and one of many audio system of the occasion, the hashish business of the nation will presumably rise. According additionally to him, the Philippines may be very ultimate for marijuana business due to its local weather and this may enable the native agriculture to be rejuvenated, creating extra cannabis-based companies and livelihoods that will generate extra jobs and revenue. 

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More organizations calling for legalization of marijuana within the Philippines for industrial, medical, and leisure use:

Philippine Cannabis Legal Resource Center – CannaLegal PH  

“CannaLegal PH is a Manila-based legal and advocacy resource center, which aims to reform Philippine marijuana and hemp laws, and lobby for a people-centered and rights-based drug policy”.

Sensible Philippines

“We are a network of pro hemp / marijuana advocacy groups and individuals. We believe it’s time to come together with a united cause for the movement to push for a more sensible approach”.

HIBLA Hemp Movement

“We are a subcultural organization that DEMANDS reclassification of Cannabis hemp from ‘SCHEDULE 1’ to a viable agri-commodity that could one day propel the Philippine economy and restore the country to its former glory. We are all in this together.”

References and web site hyperlinks:

Philippine Cannabis Compassion Society (PCCS)


House Bill No. 6517


Invest Cannabis Asia

  • https://way of life.inquirer.internet/347671/medical-marijuana-a-health-movement-whose-time-has-finally-come/

Phil March for Cannabis


HIBLA Hemp Movement


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