Inter-university debate on legalization of medical marijuana
This is a press release from the Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law and Ateneo’s St. Thomas More Debate and Advocacy Society.
MANILA, Philippines – Students from two of the top law schools in the country are set to take on the merits of medical marijuana at the House of Representatives, where a measure to legalize it is currently pending.
"The Law and Policy Debate: An Inter-university Dialogue" is an interactive exhibition debate featuring the best and brightest student debaters from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School and the University of Sto. Tomas Law School.
The two debate teams will argue the motion: Let it be resolved that medical marijuana should be legalized in the Philippines (House Bill No. 4477).
It will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 1 pm to 4 pm, in the House Minority Conference Room, North Wing Basement at the House of Representatives in the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City.
This event – which will be attended by members of the law school community, academe, civil society groups, and Congress and their staff – serves to generate discourse and create awareness regarding important national issues and legislative measures pending in Congress, particularly in relation to medical cannabis, as detailed in House Bill No. 4477, or “The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act”. (RELATED: PH doctors say no to medical marijuana bill)
This event is organized by the Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law and Ateneo’s St. Thomas More Debate and Advocacy Society, in partnership with the Office of Hon. Rodolfo T. Albano III (First District, Isabela) and the Office of Hon. Leah S. Paquiz (Ang Nars Partylist). – Rappler.com
Should you have any inquiries regarding this event or its organizers, please contact Emmanuelle Nicole Valencia at 09178391986 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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