Philippine Senator Says His Own Research on Medical Marijuana Better than U.S. Universities

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Philippine Senator Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto said in an interview this week that his research on medical marijuana is far better than the ones conducted by US universities over the years.

The Senator was quoted saying in an interview with U.S. media that he commissioned a study on the risks versus benefits of medical marijuana in 2012-2013, and found that there are no real medical benefits on the use of marijuana, marijuana oil or Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of the cannabis plant.

The Senator further said that he believes that his study is far more extensive and more ‘believable’ than studies conducted by international organizations and prestigious universities in the United States. He said that this will become his basis going forward on any legalization attempts – medical or otherwise – during his tenure in the much respected Philippine Senate.

The study, conducted by researchers from the Esqälera Research Center of the prestigious Eschül Vookle University in Copenhagen, Sotto’s alma mater, involved at least 3,000 cancer participants, half of which received a bong and a year’s supply of marijuana, and the other half received a bong and dried papaya leaves. Sotto said that the findings were conclusive that neither of the two groups showed any increase in survival rates during the span of the study.

Public clamor for marijuana legalization in the Philippines has taken an upswing amid the recent recreational marijuana legalization in the United States, particularly in the states of Colorado and Washington.

Sotto, a charismatic and beloved Senator, is known for his very original exemplary speeches, one of which received rave reviews from constituents and academe, with many comparing it to Robert Kennedy’s 1966 Day of Affirmation speech, a well revered piece of America Rhetoric. Sotto holds a Doctor of Philosphy degree from Eschül Vookle University. Award-winning Philippine cinema personalites José María Ramos de León, and Sotto’s brother Marvic Castelo Sotto are some of the other famous alumni of the university.



  • Ragnar Pendon

    inb4 satirebait

  • A random person

    It’s a joke.

    • abe

      yes he is a JOKE!!!!
      he is an actor after all, same as erap, cant believe people voted for him again 🙁 sad sad day for all Filipinos when an actor who does not know the difference between democracy and his own ass is selected to lead us.

  • Satire please

    please let this be satire. Because it’s just the sort of stupid thing sotto would do

    • Qwertyuiop

      satire : eritas

  • Innomynous Incognitus

    Gusto ko nga din mag aral sa Eschül Vookle University, acheche

  • Potato

    “and the other half received a bong and dried papaya leaves” I DIED.

  • UTU

    respected Philippine Senate huh?

  • abe

    This guy ios an IDOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • godhand

      *facepalm*

  • ximon

    Eat Bulaga! bobong sotto! kakaasar!

  • Desmond Starr

    “during his tenure in the much respected Philippine Senate.” – are you serious? EVERYBODY IN THE PHILIPPINES THINKS THE SENATE IS CORRUPT.

    “Sotto, a charismatic and beloved Senator, is known for his very original exemplary speeches, one of which received rave reviews from constituents and academe” – WHAT A LIE, NOBODY THINKS HE’S GOOD, HE EVEN PLAGIARIZED A FAMOUS SPEECH BY KENNEDY !!!!

    THIS ARTICLE AND THIS BLOG IS BS!!!!

    • Charlo

      Have you ever heard the word “Sarcasm” and “Satire”

    • Next Event

      You…sir… are a joke… i don’t know if you are a troll, or plain stupid.

    • that’s why it is called a “SATIRE” dummy….

    • Opinion

      bobo ka

    • Desmond Starr

      Relax, I did not it was satirical. It’s bad satire anyway

    • Adobo Masarap

      Hahahaha you guys simply amazes me. I’m awestruck. Haha the best comments ever. Enroll din kaya kayo sa Eschül vookle University. Please think while you read and don’t mixed satire articles to reality. 🙂 just saying.

  • klp420

    AWESOME WANBOL UNIVERSITY.

  • klp420

    Nagpapapogi lang yan. Gusto nya sa kanya ang simpatya ng nakakaraming conserbatibong tao.

    • pedronimo

      The article is a joke on Tito Sotto. Laugh.

  • moe

    Very original speeches. Yea right! Translating other peoples work just for his speech is quit original indeed.

  • Guest

    WHAT A VERY NICE TITLE. BUT STUPID ARTICLE.

    HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO EXTRACT THE OIL FROM IT THEN LET THE PATIENTS TAKE IT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN A MEDICATION BASIS….

  • kenji

    WHAT A VERY NICE TITLE. BUT STUPID ARTICLE.

    HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO EXTRACT THE OIL FROM IT THEN LET THE PATIENTS TAKE IT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN A MEDICATION BASIS….

    DON NOT MAKE A JOKE ON A VERY SERIOUS MATTER.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE IT WASNT EVEN FUNNY.

    • Gianvittorio

      sotto is superior to anyone. no doubt, one of the only few ‘intellectuals’ in the philippines

      • Revolutionary Thinker

        I hope this is sarcastic.

  • pedronimo

    Folks this is obviously a lampoon issue “praising” the most beloved Senator of the Philippines.

  • Guest

    Dami pa rin gullible..hehe..kudos to satirical articles likes this, it separates those who think and those who are just plain impulsive. Good luck “again” to our Country on the coming 2016 National Elections. Unless magkaroon ng people power na naman..hehe..PEACE to all!!

  • manuelergcruz

    Dami pa rin gullible..hehe..kudos to satirical articles like this, it separates those who think and those who are just plain impulsive. Good luck “again” to our Country on the coming 2016 National Elections. Unless magkaroon ng people power ulit..hehe..PEACE to all!!

  • ajca82

    Love the title but it went overboard with the “Esqualera Research Center” bit.

    And funny thing, if Sotto did fund a research into the effects of marijuana, given how he acts, he would also be claiming that his sole research is more reliable than all marijuana research in the world, especially those that have ties to WHO, while claiming that WHO is out to get us and is trying to impose use of an “Evil” substance into our society.

  • Julian

    san ba nanggaling tong taong to at ganito mag isip hahaha, ang sarap siraan ng danggal e, kelan pa sya naging researcher? e puro plagiarism lang alam ni sotto, patawa ka Mr. Sotto sa KABOBOHAN mo

  • Bown

    Unfortunately, I don’t give a shit.

  • jcrav

    This ERITAS TIMES to me is a piece of rubbish.

  • Gianvittorio

    I just loved the sarcasm

  • Primus Tokis

    Good laugh for the morning…

  • RFTC

    What a stupid bastard. He would be a perfect fit for Health Canada.

  • magic toilet

    senator olol…di ka pa man cgro nakatry ng marijuana while nilalagnat ka?

  • dj9jose

    Guys satire to, please don’t be stupid. Or if I’m being stupid and this is true, then GOD HELP US ALL

    • Gio Magnaye

      Totoo to. Interview nya with Kris and Boy. Tawa nga ako ng tawa kase ang tanga tanga niya.

  • skulbokolus

    i think every negative comment are all user

  • Albert Cabahag

    Dude please release more news. I’m loving these. Maybe you could get LdV as a contributor, though his english is just meh. Can you do one on Michael Martinez or the EDSA celebration today?

  • Eddie Rojo

    Oh my! Eschül Vookle University in Copenhagen just lost its prestige with this Sotto story. This is a very cheap way of promoting Sotto’s stand on marijuana, which is very myopic in the first place.

  • Revolutionary Thinker

    With this, we can safely say that our country is ruled by a bunch of stupid baboons. His argument is so absurd on so many levels I hope he dies a most painful death ASAP.

  • Farley Fernandez

    There so many idiot people here in this country including this senator.

  • guest

    sino ba bomoto sa gunggong na to? nakakahiya! mag resign ka na nga kuneho!

  • disqus_QPbG1VUHjB

    Kanino na naman kaya kinopiya ni Sotto ang research niya? At sino kaya ang maniniwala sa mga sinasabi ni Comedian Sotto? Mas bagay po kayo makasama muli sa trio,’ Tito,Vic & Joey’ ! Panukala lang po ng isang taga hanga niyo ito !

  • fourtwenty

    ang storya na imbento mapalit gyud sa kwarta. its not the herbs fault. blame it on those man-made drugs.