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CamSur Rep. Villafuerte pushes for approval of Medical Cannabis bill

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Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte is pushing for the establishment of the Philippine Cannabis Authority.

“I’m strongly advocating and pushing for the passage of my Medical Cannabis bill and the creation of the Philippine Cannabis Authority,” the CamSur solon said.

Villafuerte also said that he’s glad that people are now starting to see the benefits of Cannabidiol.

“Happy to hear that People are starting to change their mindset that CBD (Cannabidiol) has health benefits and has no psychoactive properties,” he said.

“Most recently Dept of Health Sec Duque acknowledged this . In the past people had a stereotype that cannabis is bad because it gives a High sensation,” added the House leader.

Villafuerte said CBD (Hemp) does not give a high .

“It’s THC( tetrahydrocannabinol ) that produces a psychoactive effect,” he said.

Villafuerte also touted the most recent development at the Dangerous Drugs Board, which approved the use of CBD in treating epilepsy.