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Marijuana patch eases pain for Arroyo

January 15, 2019 8:29 AM
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Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo suffers from multiple cervical spondylosis which causes pain on her spine

How does Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo help ease pain on her cervical spine?

She uses marijuana – well, at least in countries that have legalized it.

The Pampanga 2nd District congresswoman admitted she uses cannabis patches to help ease pain whenever she travels to a country where medical marijuana is legal.

The former president suffers from multiple cervical spondylosis or the degeneration of the intervertebral disks, causing pain on the spine.

“I really believe in medical cannabis. As you know, I have my problem here (cervical spine) and when I’m in a country that allows it, I put a pain patch but here in the Philippines I cannot do it,” Arroyo said in an ambush interview in Quezon City on Tuesday, January 15.

“So I authored that bill because I believe that it can help me and many other people but there was a lot of objection to the bill from the House and from the Senate. That’s why we are just letting the legislative process take its course,” said the Speaker.


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