Sen. Tito Sotto says he will consider supporting the legalization of medical marijuana if there’s proof it can benefit the sick

We wonder what prompted his change of heart.

Fidea Encarnacion and Janine Asuncion of report that Sen. Tito Sotto has expressed his openness to relax his opposition to the legalization of medical marijuana if its advocates can show proof that it can be beneficial for people with certain illnesses.


The report noted, however, hat the senator is just openly for the legalization of the active ingredient found in marijuana-cannabidiol-and not the entire plant itself. He explained the difference between legalizing marijuana and just a certain ingredient by saying that while heroin and opium poppy are considered illegal, the use of morphine drug created from opium poppy is not banned as long as it is administered under medical supervision.


Sotto, who formerly headed the Dangerous Drugs Board, earlier said legalizing marijuana even for medical purposes should not be allowed because it might worsen the problem of illegal drugs in the Philippines.


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