The Soon-to-be President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his support for the use of medical marijuana in the country but disagreed to support the recreational marijuana.
“Medical marijuana, yes, because it is really an ingredient of modern medicine now. There are medicines right now being developed or already in the market that [contain] marijuana as a component but used for medical purposes,” the incoming president said in a press conference.
“Yung maghithit ka lang diyan (na) parang sigarilyo , I will not allow it ever…It remains to be a prohibited item and there’s always a threat of being arrested, or if you choose to fight the law enforcement agency, you die,” he added.
source: Philippine Daily Inquirer