Philippines: Deputy Minority Leader Says, “If other countries wish to destroy themselves by enabling medical marijuana, then let them create their own problems. We Filipinos certainly do not want to degenerate into a nation of zombies,”

Rep. Lito Atienza of Buhay said the Philippine Medical Association had rejected the House Bill (HB) 6517 outright, declaring marijuana “contrary to the policy of the State to safeguard the well-being of its citizenry”.