10 months Marijuana bill passed on final reading MB
By Ben Rosario The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed on third and final reading the proposed bill legalizing the use of marijuana strictly for medical purposes. With 163 affirmative votes and five negative, House Bill 6517 or the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act hurdled final reading. Three congressmen abstained. Credit: Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN However, House approval of the measure does not guarantee enactment as the Senate has yet to pass its own version of the bill until the end of session in June. Isabela Rep. Rodito Albano, principal author of the bill, remained optimistic that senators will act ... more