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

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.

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    • 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.

  1. “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!!!!

  2. 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….

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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 !