Cannabis converts the Catholic church
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has entered the cannabis debate. After consulting with their moral teachings and god (we presume), the church has come out and said; “The highest teaching authority of the Church allows for the palliative and compassionate use of narcotics particularly in the case of the terminally ill”. Asian countries have been slow to grasp the significance of scientific research done on medical marijuana. The Philippines have about 100 of 289 seats in parliament favoring medical marijuana. The leader of this group is Rodolfo Albano. He has put forward a proposal, and thanks to his powerful new allies in the church, it might actually pass.
Governments have no scientific bases for cannabis prohibition. As the old system crumbles we need sensible, public debate on what happens next. Patients must be at the heart of this debate but we must always remember that cannabis is a health supplement. The next generation of health care is focused on prevention rather than cure. Now that we have the all clear from Jesus, we can find the best medical applications for the god given herb.