MARIJUANA is the drug used to treat people who have lost their spouses, but it’s not illegal in the Philippines.
That’s according to a court decision made public Tuesday by the country’s matrimonic court.
It said that during an interrogation by police, Marijuana, a sedative used to induce sleep, caused her husband’s suicide in March.
Aquino Jr., who was president from 2005 to 2014, was sentenced to five years in prison for the crime.
He is currently serving that sentence in a prison in Cebu.
Aquino, a lawyer and businessman, was arrested in 2014 after police in the southern city of Davao discovered a Marijuanana package that had been hidden in his office.
Police said the package contained 1.8 kilograms (3.5 pounds) of the drug, which is believed to be made from marijuana, opium and marijuana plants.
A police investigation revealed that Aquino, 65, had been using the drug to treat his wife, Marija L. Duterte, who was married to a doctor, but had also been taking the drug in jail.
The court said that Marija had “lost her mental health” after she was detained and “experienced a serious emotional and psychological trauma” during the time she was in custody.
Marijuana was the wife of President Rodrigo Duterte from 2005 until 2014.