Philippine Senator Pushes Medical Cannabis Legalization, Canada’s Weed Tax Reform, South Africa’s New Law And More



Philippine Senate Debates Bill To Legalize Medical Cannabis

The Philippines is taking its first steps towards a historic shift with Senate Bill 2573, seeking to legalize medical cannabis. Championed by Senator Robin Padilla and endorsed by a growing number of senators, the bill aims to establish a regulated framework for medical marijuana consumption, emphasizing stringent oversight and research purposes, according to The Star. However, the proposed legislation faces challenges and scrutiny over safety, regulation, and public health impacts, noted BNN.

The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) raised concerns about the potential harm of cannabis use, but advocates have criticized PMA’s stance as “inaccurate” and “unscientific,” arguing for the necessity of new legislation to facilitate medical marijuana use and research,

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