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Tom Villarin happy about Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe answer. Here’s why

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His proposed bill would get a boost from the newly-crowned Miss Universe.

Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin joined millions of Filipinos in celebrating the coronation of Catriona Gray as Miss Universe 2018.

Beyond rejoicing for the country’s fourth crown, the politiko is particularly looking forward to how Gray’s pageant response on medical marijuana will bode well for his cause.

During the first question and answer round, Gray was asked about her thoughts on marijuana use, to which she replied that she supports medical use of the plant but not for recreational pot sessions.

Villarin saw this as a chance to push for the bill even amid the Duterte administration’s bloody war on drugs.

“Support for medical marijuana will encourage discussion on drug use/abuse from health perspective. Her opinion weighs heavy on educating the public & putting medical marijuana in the policy agenda,” the politiko said.

Will the measure see light of day? Stay tuned.