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Cannabis: The Future of Medicine for a Healthy Philippines

Requested from DOH by Eric Tan at 11:25 PM on Dec 09, 2018.
Purpose: An eye opener to the government that we are way behind other countries and Cannabis could benefit us
Date of Coverage: 12/08/2018 - 12/09/2018
Tracking no: #DOH-098447562799

Eric 11:25 PM, Dec 09, 2018

As a Filipino citizen, I could not help but to share my thoughts about this problem. The same old GOVERNMENT that doesn’t want change recommending the least safe drugs that contains side effects and dependencies, e.g. antidepressants, opiods, etc. There is one suggestion i have in mind. Why not legalizing cannabis? I mean come on! most of the benefits of some medicine combined into one plant. in addition to that, NOT ADDICTIVE, NO SIDE EFFECTS, NO DEPENDENCIES, ZERO DEATHS. Canada have legalized it for medicinal and recreational purposes, USA have also done it on some states.

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Eric 11:33 PM, Dec 09, 2018

It is already the future but why are we still living up in the past? Look at how the other countries have become. Open minded, creative and that is what cannabis can do. IT MIGHT EVEN MAKE PHILIPPINES A DEVELOPED COUNTRY! ofcourse Filipinos leading the country, not foreigners that try to take over businesses making lots of money and make filipinos work. MY ONLY PURPOSE IS TO HELP THE PHILIPPINES BECOME A DEVELOPED COUNTRY! Cannabis could help us change into our better selves. THINK ABOUT IT! philippines tops with the developed countries.

Madelaine 01:20 PM, Dec 18, 2018

December 18, 2018

Dear Eric,

Thank you for your request dated Dec 09, 2018 11:25:51 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Cannabis: The Future of Medicine for a Healthy Philippines.

We received your request on Dec 09, 2018 11:25:51 PM and will respond on or before Dec 28, 2018 11:25:51 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC0wOTg0NDc1NjI3OTkM, for request with ticket number #DOH-098447562799.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

April Molina
FOI Officer
December 18, 2018

Dear Eric Tan,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Dec 09, 2018 11:25:51 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Cannabis: The Future of Medicine for a Healthy Philippines.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the data you requested. 

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Undersecretary Lilibeth C. David, Chair of Data Governance Oversight Committee/ DOH Central Appeals and Review Committee, at medata.gov.doh@gmail.com .Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,
Dr. Enrique A. Tayag
FOI Officer

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