Cannabis Laws in the Philippines

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What is the current legal status of cannabis in the Philippines?

Illegal

How many marijuana growing sites were eradicated by the PDEA in 2016?

337

How many bills were filed in the Philippines' Congress to legalize medical marijuana in 2014 and 2022?

2

What percentage of clients in drug rehabilitation centers in 2015 used marijuana?

25%

What organization in the Philippines wants to change the law to legalize marijuana use?

PORMAL

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Cannabis Legal Status in the Philippines

  • Cannabis remains illegal in the Philippines.

Marijuana Eradication

  • In 2016, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) eradicated an unspecified number of marijuana growing sites.

Medical Marijuana Legalization Bills

  • In 2014, at least one bill was filed in the Philippines' Congress to legalize medical marijuana.
  • In 2022, multiple bills (exact number unspecified) were filed in the Philippines' Congress to legalize medical marijuana.

Marijuana Use in Rehabilitation Centers

  • In 2015, approximately 21% of clients in drug rehabilitation centers used marijuana.

Pro-Legalization Organization

  • The Philippine Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (PORMAL) aims to change the law to legalize marijuana use.

Test your knowledge about the history and current regulations of cannabis in the Philippines. Learn about the legal framework, penalties, and exceptions for medical use.

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