Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso reminded residents that marijuana cultivation is still illegal.
The Benguet politiko made the remark following the supposed resurgence of illegal plantations in the province.
There are current proposals in Congress to legalize medical marijuana.
“We ask them to stop planting, maybe until they are told that they are licensed to plant and not them just going ahead with the activity, which is presently illegal. Let’s wait for the government to approve and tell us first that we can already go forward and plant,” Pacalso said.
“The talks about the legalization of medical marijuana are very strong, which could have encouraged them. It was already approved at the Lower House and is now at the Senate,” he added.