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Philippines approves medical marijuana legalization

•, By Oscar Pascual

The Philippine House of Representatives committee on Wednesday endorsed their approval of marijuana use for medical purposes, reports Newsweek.

House Bill 180, authored by Rep. Rodito Albano, establishes a set of rules for proper medical marijuana regulation, which includes the designations to qualify as a medical cannabis patient with a government-issued identification card. The bill also designates qualifications for cannabis physicians, caregivers, and dispensaries.

"I have high hopes under the Duterte administration that this measure would be enacted into law. Finally, there is hope for our people, especially our children, who suffer from medical conditions like epilepsy, cancer and multiple sclerosis," Albano told the Phil Star.