Introduction to House Bill 4477

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Introduction to House Bill 4477

Post by Admin_Rea on Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:03 am

The House Bill 4477 is a proposal to legalize the regulated use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. The House Bill 4477 is filed by Rep. Rodolfo Albano III.

"The bill provides it is the policy of the State to provide measures to achieve a balance in the national drug control program so that patients with debilitating medical condition may receive adequate amount of treatment and appropriate medications from the regulated use of dangerous drugs.

Toward this end, the bill provides the State shall legalize and regulate the medical use of cannabis which has been confirmed to have beneficial and therapeutic uses to treat chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis.

The measures provides for the establishment under the Department of Health (DOH), of a Medical Cannabis Regulatory Authority, which shall regulate the medical use of cannabis in the country. It shall be headed by a Director-General who shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines from the list of specialist physicians recommended by the Secretary of Health.

The Medical Cannabis Regulatory Authority shall issue registered identification (ID) cards to qualified patients after a careful review of the documents required by the Authority and included in the implementing rules and regulations of this Act.

An entity shall operate as a Medical Cannabis Compassionate Center (MCCC) after approval of its application and registration with the Medical Cannabis Regulatory Authority. A MCCC shall guarantee the appropriate dispensation of cannabis and shall not release more than the prescribed dosage for one month to a registered qualified patient or designated caregiver, the bill provides."

House Bill 4477: Click here.

Let's be informed and read the whole proposal. Very Happy


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