QUEZON CITY – The scientists, doctors, inventors and celebrities have already accomplished about 80 to percent of their advocacy in so far as medical cannabis is concerned.
During the Media Health Forum at Gerry’s Grill in North Centris, North Avenue, EDSA, Quezon City on Monday, October 2, Dr. Donnabelle Cunanan said that “80 to 90 percent na po ang achievement ng medical cannabis advocacy at hindi na po pinag-uusapan kung gamut ang cannabis.”
“Marami pong doctors, engineers and lawyers who are really in favor of medical cannabis,” Cunanan added.
“Despite and inspite of being an actor, Rafael Rossel was very passionate in the medical cannabis advocacy,” she said.
“There was no invitation that hindi sya (Rossell) nagpunta. Hindi ko pwedeng sabihin ang ibang celebrity friends ni Rafael kasi may contract sila,” she added.
“We are very thankful to our celebrity supporters like Angel Locsin ang Ice Seguerra,” Dr. Cunanan said.
“We are also thankful to our international cannabis supporters kasi nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na umattend ng international forum on medical cannabis,” she added.
For his part, Dr. Richard Nixon Gomez, scientist/inventor and general manager of Bauertek Corporation, said that “maraming maaaring matulungan ang cannabis.
Sa Pilipinas, maraming athlete ang gumagamit ng Cannabis dahil sa kanilang kondisyon. Hindi lang daw nila pwedeng ipost ang mga share natin.”
“Never na lumabas sa usapan namin ang salitang adik. Magkaiba yung for cancer treatment at for pain treatment,” Dr. Gomez added.
Dr. Gomez was referring to the users of medical cannabis.
“Ang cannabis ay pwede sa pedia, sa mga sanggol. Yung dosage lang ang pagkakaiba at ang form,” he said.
“Ang bulaklak ng Marijuana ay iniroroll, patutuyuin at hihithitin iyon ang raw form. Sa Bauertek, ini-extract natin ang oil ng Cannabis. Pwedeng i-extract ang serphine para walang amoy at pwede ring ibalik,” Dr. Gomez said.
Dr. Gomez also cited that “nung isang taon, nabigyan ng pagkakataon na magsponsor ng isang basketball team.
“Ang imbensyong Pinoy, ang gawang Pinoy ay 90 percent approximately na cheaper kumpara sa sourced from abroad,” he said.
Dr. Gomez stressed that there will P40 billion taxes from export of Cannabis in 2030.
“Ang Bauertek ay may facilities sa Region 1, Region 2 and Region 3 for medical cannabis. EUCGMP and pwede nating i-comply,” he said.
Dr. Gomez noted that “Kapag may medical cannabis, mas kalmado, mas relax at mas nakakagalaw ang mga atleta.”
For his part, Rafael Rossell, actor and medical cannabis advocate said that “Because of the stigma baka maapektuhan ang kontrata nila (celebrities).”
“It’s only a matter of time kung legal yan (cannabis). I think a lot people in the showbiz industry will benefit in cannabis,” Rossell added.
“If I were to tell all the celebrities about cannabis, a lot of them know that it’s medicine,” he said.
Rossell shared that he and his sister had been in Amsterdam and they observed different environment where students were using two different substances.
He narrated that in Amsterdam there was very violent ang atmosphere, very competitive.
“Sana mawala na ang stigma. Ang stigma ay nangyayari pag hinalo mo ang cannabis like for example with alcohol,” he said.
Rossel noted that there had been many researches and studies about the medical cannabis, and yet, the government doesn’t seem to trust them and had a bad stigma about Cannabis for the longest time.
He also said that why there’s a difficult time in believing in the benefits of Medical Cannabis when the results are now all over in the social media.
Rossell had been an advocate of cannabis for ten years already.
Rossell’s mother had been cured of cancer through medical cannabis. She was diagnosed as being free of cancer.
“Nag-attend ako ng 2011 and 2012 convention on cannabis at eventually, magkakaroon din ng diploma,” he said.
Dr. Cunanan and Rossell and other medical cannabis advocates had been attending international forum and forum like the Media Health Forum in order to inform the public that “gamut ang cannabis.” – By Perfecto T. Raymundo, Jr.