After PRRD's marijuana admission, senators now okay with weed legalization

Some lawmakers on Monday said they are open to legalizing medical marijuana in the country. Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said the substance is used in treating patients suffering from debilitating conditions, such as epilepsy.

"Honestly, I’m okay with it because I know some of my friends whose children have epilepsy and it saved them," he said. Senator Panfilo Lacson said he wants clear safeguards to be established first to prevent abuse.

“Gusto ko mapakinggan ang debate. Kung medical, baka puwede. Huwag ang recreational,” Lacson said. “Baka mamaya, oo nga ang intention maganda, medical ang gamit pero baka magkaroon ng proliferation ng marijuana para sa recreational. Ma-defeat ang purpose,” he added.

SOURCE: ABS-CBN News (2018). Senators open to legalizing medical marijuana. ABS-CBN News. Posted at Dec 04 2018 03:19 AM. https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/04/18/senators-open-to-legalizing-medical-marijuana
President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Monday he was taking marijuana to keep him awake, citing his hectic schedule.

“It’s a killing activity, and I think that at my age — ako hindi masyado, kasi nagmamarijuana ako eh, para magising. Sa iba, hindi na kaya,” Duterte said in a speech during the conferment of awards to the Asean-National Organizing Council officials in MalacaƱang.

The President was referring to his hectic schedule during the 33rd Asean Summit in Singapore.

“You know we start at 8:30 in the morning  and we end up almost 10? 11? Nandiyan man ‘yan silang lahat. And it’s every 30 minutes, 8:30 tapos 9:30, 10:30, iba na naman. Baka akala nitong Asean Secretariat boy scout kami. Hindi kaya ‘yan. It’s whole [day], hindi kaya,” he said.

“Susmaryosep, walang tulog. And the more that crescendo becomes faster, mas lalo kang ‘di nakakatulog kasi hinahabol ka na babasahin eh, and so you do not want your President to look ignorant. So I have to catch up with the reading, wala na talagang panahon,” he added.

SOURCE: Duterte admits using marijuana to keep him awake By: Nestor Corrales - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ INQUIRER.net / 04:35 PM December 03, 2018 Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1059499/duterte-admits-using-marijuana-to-keep-him-awake#ixzz5YcugyMHQ Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

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