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Ang Marijuana o binansagang ‘Maryjane’ ang pinakapatok na iligal na droga na ginagamit ngayon, partikular sa mga kabataan sa bansa.

“Marijuana is now the dominant drug in the country as shown by the massive volume seizures in 2021 and the survey result of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) in 2019,” pahayag ni PDEA Director General Undersecretary Wilkins M Villanueva.

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“The illegal hemp gets the lion’s share by registering 83 percent of the reported total bulk weight of drug seizures in 2021, and coming as a distant second is shabu at 17 percent. The DDB survey also shows that marijuana is the most commonly abused dangerous drug (57 percent) followed by shabu (35 percent),” paliwanag ni Villanueva.

Noong 2021, mahigit sa 11 tonelada ng marijuana ang nakumpiska.

“This may indicate two things: interception and enforcement efforts are efficient; and cannabis cultivators and distributors are ramping up their drug trafficking activities to meet surging demand,” ayon kay Villanueva. (Dolly B. Cabreza)

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