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Vendor busted for marijuana in Davao del Sur

/ 08:17 PM February 08, 2019

MAGSAYSAY, DAVAO DEL SUR – Amid debates on the wisdom of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, a 35-year old bread vendor was arrested here for peddling marijuana.

Chief Insp. Ivan Samoraga, Magsaysay police chief, on Thursday said Julito Lucion Aday, a resident of Barangay Glamang, was arrested at around 9a.m. during an anti-illegal drugs operation conducted by the police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

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He said dried marijuana leaves were confiscated from the suspect.

Samoraga said Aday will be charged with violation of R.A. 9165 or the Anti-Illegal Drugs Act.

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The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading House Bill 6157, or the Act Providing Compassionate and Right of Access to Medical Cannabis and Expanding Research into its Medicinal Properties and for Other Purposes. / gsg

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