The Philippine paradox

An Interview with Senator Risa Hontiveros
Marijuana (US)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Risa HontiverosIn the constant, daily laboured birth of the global cannabis industry, there is no greater paradox than the Philippines. On one hand, you have incredible tragedy: the thousands of deaths that have been encouraged by President Duterte in his terrifying war on drugs. On the other hand, members of the government are calling for calm and logic to deal with their illegal trafficking problem. Much of the poise and wisdom coming out of the Philippine Government comes from Senator Risa Hontiveros, who has introduced a bill to legalize medicinal cannabis and other drugs with prescription capability.