Why These Moms Want Marijuana Legalized In Duterte's Philippines

As the government wages a brutal war on drugs, a group of mothers are hoping for a law that they argue, could save their children's lives.



Donnabel meticulously kept diaries of her daughter’s seizures, including the time it happened, the duration, and a short description. Eventually, the seizures happened so much it was too tiring to keep count.
In 2013, Donnabel saw a TV interview with a couple, Myca and Jun Yutuc, who were one of the first to speak publicly in the Philippines about medical marijuana. Like Julia, their daughter Moon Jaden was also diagnosed with Dravet syndrome.


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Originally published in VICE Asia.