Davao del Norte 1st district Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez led on Monday, Feb. 27 a meeting in the House of Representatives with fellow advocates on the decriminalization of the use of cannabis or marijuana.
Joining the former House Speaker in the meeting were doctors, lawyers, senior citizens, and artists.
In between discussions, the participants snacked on brownies, as seen in this photo. Alvarez’s office made sure to clarify that the brownies were bought from a major pastry store chain as opposed to being made from a custom recipe.
Alvarez has filed in the 19th Congress House Bill (HB) No.6783, which seeks to remove marijuana and any form or derivative of the substance from the list of dangerous drugs and substances under existing laws.
One such law is Republic Act (RA) No.9165, or the Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.
Those in attendance in the meeting with Alvarez were Dr. Donnabel Trias-Cunanan, president, Cannahopefuls Inc.; Dr. Peter Flores-Quilala of the Philippine Society of Cannabinoid Medicine; Dr. Joan Mae Perez-Rifareal of the Philippine Psychiatric Association;. lawyer Henrie Enaje of MedCann Party-list; Maria Guadalyn Reyes, chairperson, Sensible Philippines, Inc.; Ma. Louella Manansala, co-convenor, Seniors for MedCan PH; Chuck Manansala, President, Masikhay Research;…
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