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Miss Universe Weighs In On Marijuana Legalization

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Before being crowned Miss Universe 2018, the successful contestant from the Philippines was asked to weigh in on the legalization of marijuana.

“I’m for it being used in a medical use,” Catriona Gray said on Sunday during the pageant’s question-and-answer round. “But not so for recreational use.”

“Because I think if people were to argue, ‘What about alcohol and cigarettes?’ Well, everything is good but in moderation.”

Thousands of people have been killed in the bloody Philippine “drug war” that has been waged under President Rodrigo Duterte, who says he does support medical cannabis.

Lawmakers in the nation are currently considering medical marijuana legislation.

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Tom Angell is the editor of Marijuana Moment. A 20-year veteran in the cannabis law reform movement, he covers the policy and politics of marijuana. Separately, he founded the nonprofit Marijuana Majority. Previously he reported for Marijuana.com and MassRoots, and handled media relations and campaigns for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

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