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DDB clarifies: CBD is not cannabis per se

The Dangerous Drugs Board would like to clarify that marijuana use remains illegal in the country for both recreational and medical use. The use of Cannabidiol, however, is being considered to be allowed for treatment of certain rare forms of epilepsy like Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet Syndrome.

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DDB, DOST-FNRI launch dietary manuals for Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs)

The Dangerous Drugs Board and the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute, officially launch three dietary manuals to be used in Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers (TRCs) in the Philippines.

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DDB, DOST-FNRI to launch dietary manuals for Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUDs)

The Dangerous Drugs Board and the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute, will officially launch three dietary manuals to be used in Treatment and Rehabilitation Centers (TRCs) in the Philippines.

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PRRD reappoints Cuy as Chairperson of DDB

Secretary Catalino S. Cuy was given a fresh mandate as the Chairperson of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

This was confirmed after President Rodrigo Duterte signed his reappointment papers on 21 January 2020. Secretary Cuy was first appointed at the DDB in January 2018 serving the remainder of the term of his predecessor.

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DDB’s response to the recommendations of the Vice President on the campaign against illegal drugs

The Dangerous Drugs Board notes the recommendations of Vice President Leni Robredo on the anti-drug campaign. The agency keeps in mind the ultimate goal of establishing drug-free communities as a serious commitment of the Duterte Administration.

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DDB eases procedures for accessing medicines classified as dangerous drugs

Patients with legitimate medical needs can now access locally unregistered medicines containing dangerous drugs after approval of a Regulation by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

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Drug rehab facility to be constructed at the New Bilibid Prison

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR) to implement a treatment and rehabilitation program inside the New Bilibid Prison for persons deprived of liberty with drug use issues.

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Drug rehab facility in jails to be constructed next year

In a Memorandum of Agreement signed yesterday, the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) agreed to partner for the “Kanlungan sa Piitan” project.

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DDB to continue pursuing the accomplishments and gains of the Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy

More than a year after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s issuance of Executive Order Number 66, Series of 2018 institutionalizing the Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy (PADS) which solidifies the foundation of the current Administration’s drug abuse prevention and control agenda, the Dangerous Drugs Board commits to sustain the implementation of the identified demand and supply reduction priorities to address the country’s drug problem.

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