Narcs won’t buy Baguio senior’s claim he grows marijuana for medical purpose
BAGUIO CITY–Authorities here on Wednesday (May 12) seized 14 marijuana plants from a 60-year-old man who cultivated these in flower pots.
Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Cordillera and the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) served a search warrant for the potted weeds inside the residence of the elderly man at Barangay Sto. Rosario Valley.
The unnamed resident was considered as a high-value target, police said.
Investigators said the plants were discovered at the veranda and living room.
Authorities also seized dried leaves of marijuana, three improvised tooters and a weighing scale.
The suspect told operatives that his potted marijuana plants were for medical purposes.
But he was still arrested for violating Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The PDEA reiterated that planting and using marijuana, even if for medical purposes, is still illegal in the Philippines.
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