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Roque favors legalizing marijuana for medical use

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MANILA – UniTeam senatorial candidate Harry Roque favors the legalization of marijuana exercise for medical applications.

If elected, Roque, a human rights attorney, acknowledged he would file a bill legalizing the usage of marijuana as prolonged because it is miles at risk of relief ease the anguish of cancer sufferers.

“(I’m) strongly in favor, kasi po ngayon ako po ay nag-aalaga ng isa ng matandang dalagang tiya na nagpalaki sakin (because now I’m caring for my susceptible maid aunt who raised me). She’s in anguish because of breast cancer at sabi nga nila (and they acknowledged), I wish we would possibly per chance per chance well also exercise marijuana on this instance para maibsan ang kanyang sakit (to ease her anguish),” the susceptible presidential spokesperson acknowledged in a facts free up on Wednesday.

In 2019, the Home of Representatives well-liked on third and final studying Home Bill No. 6517 or the proposed “Philippine Compassionate Clinical Cannabis Act” that seeks to give compassionate and appropriate of entry to medical cannabis and amplify study into its medicinal properties.

In 2020, Senate agreed that Congress must now not lose time and extinguish efforts to legislate a law that will consider staunch the usage of cannabis for medical applications.

Per Harvard Health Publishing, marijuana eases the anguish of a number of sclerosis and nerve anguish. Sufferers claim that marijuana enables them to resume their previous activities without feeling fully out of it and disengaged. It furthermore lessens the tremors in Parkinson’s disease.

Marijuana can furthermore handle glaucoma and arrange nausea and weight loss. (PR)

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