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Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by ayfay047(f): 7:48pm On May 16
The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has shed more light on his trip to Thailand for Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development in Ondo State.

Akeredolu who spoke with Government House Reporters at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after his arrival from Thailand, explained that the focus of his administration is on medical Cannabis cultivation in controlled areas under the full supervision of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

He refuted the rumour making the rounds that government was encouraging cannabis cultivation, noting that government was only looking at the possibility of having legally cultivated cannabis for Medicinal usage.

He frowned at illegal cultivation of cannabis in the state.

The governor observed that since many countries in the world are earning alot from regulated cultivation of cannabis, the same thing can be replicated in the state by ensuring that only licensed people are allowed to grow and cultivate it in a regulated areas for the purpose of extracting the hemp oil for exportation.

He said the development would improve the foreign earnings and the economy of the country and the state in particular.

Akeredolu, however, said the cultivation may not be immediate as the state would have to be first of all be licensed by the federal government before going into it.

He disclosed that government would not go against the United Nations (UN) Single Convention which goes against accumulation of cannabis, adding that government would only license some people who would be given bloc in confined areas under the supervision of the regulatory agencies.

He said individuals and institutions would be licensed to patent drugs from it that will be beneficial to the state and the country at large.

According to the governor, there is one year shortage of hemp oil need in Canada and Europe which must be filled in no time, adding that if the state cannot fill it another state will take the position.

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by iammo(m): 8:12pm On May 16
grin


this man thinks differently, a very very small bottle of marijuana oil cost $200, he also wants to start refining ethanol from cassava.

If Some countries can make money exporting Guns and weapon, what stops Ondo from exporting Marijuana and ethanol

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Blue3k(m): 8:46pm On May 16
government was only looking at the possibility of having legally cultivated cannabis for Medicinal usage.
Akeredolu, however, said the cultivation may not be immediate as the state would have to be first of all be licensed by the federal government before going into it.

He's not for recreational use then. He's leaving money on the table. Im guessing Buhari could make a directive not to go after states growing it. The FG will have to pass law making it legal.

It's funny how money changes their minds on drugs.

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by davidodiba: 9:02pm On May 16
Hmmm....doing things differently....

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by AleAirHub(m): 9:03pm On May 16
The farmer & workers will smoke to hell cheesy cheesy

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Kpilo101: 9:04pm On May 16
Maokachi grin grin

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by KubwaBoy: 9:05pm On May 16
Medicinal or not, Akeredolu is a smoker

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Agbaletu: 9:06pm On May 16
I have to go back to my state to recover my father's land to plant cannabis as soon as Ondo state gets approval. We share boundary with Ondo state.
Nice one, Aketi!

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Teewhy2: 9:06pm On May 16
The people that will take the drugs made with the cannabis Will know that ondo cannabis is different from oyibo own

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by youngbabaj(m): 9:06pm On May 16
Nice move...but can the government really control it?

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by kaen1317: 9:06pm On May 16
Roll the ganja
Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by comshots(m): 9:06pm On May 16
Nigeria can make money from cannabis importation to countries where this medicine is legal.

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Ijawwomaninoyo: 9:06pm On May 16
He resembles Jaguar

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by ngwababe(f): 9:06pm On May 16
Even in the next 10years, una no go see nathing. Him just use president approval excuse jones una! Dem no fit legalize SK for this country, not when Fulani man dey rule us, and Akeredolu knows this truth but em wan just pull una legs. Las las, all go be scam!

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Blue3k(m): 9:06pm On May 16
He disclosed that government would not go against the United Nations (UN) Single Convention which goes against accumulation of cannabis, adding that government would only license some people who would be given bloc in confined areas under the supervision of the regulatory agencies.

Who cares about the UN. There's no consequences to pulling out convention or disobeying.

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by colbankz(m): 9:07pm On May 16
Sowore don open their eyes
Big ups sowore

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by SirLakes: 9:07pm On May 16
Can anything be regulated here grin
Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Ijawwomaninoyo: 9:07pm On May 16
comshots:
Nigeria can make money from cannabis importation to countries where this medicine is legal.

Nigeria will export not import

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Zombicmodz: 9:08pm On May 16
There's a huge export market for African grown cannabis
Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by phemmie06(m): 9:09pm On May 16
Fagbo man

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Maket: 9:09pm On May 16
Tomorrow go be another story

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by ofuonyebi: 9:09pm On May 16
Hope this is NOT a ploy to create more mad youths...since govt had failed to create employment for them

what happened to the cocoa...where Ondo state and Nigeria was the highest producer and exporter in the world before?...shame!

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by BB9ja007: 9:09pm On May 16
Don’t even know what to say about it
Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Craigslists: 9:10pm On May 16
Weed is life.

My weed are all home grown. I don’t smoke counterfeit.

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Yankiss(m): 9:10pm On May 16
Gov. Akeredolu, our people do not know the meaning of regulated. Once it's legally planted anywhere, it becomes an issue. Control is weak in Nigeria. Massive leakage is a problem. We already have more issues in Nigeria to contend with than the control of legal cannabis, which will find itself in wrongful hands leading to spike in crime rates.

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by omoteacher(m): 9:11pm On May 16
shocked shocked shocked


With their tight security details , they still can't do with out their special magical/protective ring. @ the topic, good move in the right direction Governor Aketi.
Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by J4JUVENTUS(m): 9:11pm On May 16
This man go like Cali well wellgrin

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Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by jaxxy(m): 9:12pm On May 16
The problem is Nigeria always abuses privileges. The cannabis cud find its way into the non medical hands if u know what I mean.
Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by Lanre4uonly(m): 9:12pm On May 16
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Akeredolu Returns From Thailand, Frowns At Illegal Cultivation Of Cannabis by babzo(m): 9:13pm On May 16
Be decieving yourself there. Nigerian Governors, Members of State Houses, Commissioners...have spent not less than 100 billion naira since 1999 on foreign travels to seek for foreign investment. Every trip includes first class air tickets, 4 to 5 starr hotels, estacode for all that follow the governor , allowances for girlfriends and relatives who accompany them.This does not include the stolen money they take along to buy houses.

Yet Jim Ovia started Zenith bank with N20 million.
Sunny Ojegbase started Success Digest with less.
Akin Alabi started his business with less than 1 million.


And all 3 today employ, have empowered or positively influenced more people than ALL these governors combined.

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