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Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by agwom(m): 4:34pm On Jul 20, 2019
The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and Senator Dino Melaye are not new to courting controversy—this time, it is about legalising marijuana (or cannabis). Both took a conference marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to chart their stance on whether Nigeria should legalise marijuana use. “There is no reason why Nigeria shouldn’t legalise marijuana,” said Akeredolu, in words presented by his special adviser, Boye Oyewumi. “Some African countries are already exporting medical cannabis worth billions of dollars.” Akeredolu had previously urged the federal government to consider legalising marijuana — citing its medicinal properties and market potential. “Ondo State is the largest producer of marijuana plants in Nigeria.

We are not asking the government to set up bars where people come and abuse cannabis, rather we are asking the government to grant us license to cultivate medical marijuana for export.” Dr Williams Ebiti, a consultant at Milestone Rehabilitation Foundation, notes the medicinal benefits of marijuana but says staunch policy against it poses more harm. “Marijuana grows everywhere all over the country and the policy on drugs is even more harmful than the drugs itself,” he said. “Legalization of marijuana is not going to make it unavailable, but it’s going to make the Government have control over it, rather than put it in the hands of drug barons and cartel.” Senator Dino Melaye however, opposed moves to legalise marijuana, not minding its economic benefits.

“There are other diverse areas that can generate revenue for the country, taking agriculture for an example,” he said in comments delivered by his personal assistant, Femi Obalemo. “The 10% of Nigerians consuming marijuana are endangering lives of the remaining 90% of the population,” he added. Up to 10.6 million Nigerians use cannabis — 9.3 million men and 1.3 million women- according to drug use statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The conference, by the Vanguard Against Drug Abuse, hosted a debate where participants insisted the country wasn’t mature enough to consider legalising marijuana. The federal agriculture ministry toes the same line.

“Nigeria is not yet ready to move at this direction,” said Dele Olorunfemi, deputy director for extension and communication, representing the federal agriculture ministry at the conference. “We, Nigerians are good in breaking what seems unbreakable, the problem of legalizing marijuana at this time might cause it its regulations and enforcement. If we can get the enforcement right, then we can start thinking of legalizing.”

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/just-in-akeredolu-melaye-react-to-call-to-legalise-marijuana.html

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by GOFRONT(m): 4:34pm On Jul 20, 2019
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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by FatherBona: 4:58pm On Jul 20, 2019
GOFRONT:
cool

NwaAmaikpe is BACK!!!
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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Switruth: 5:22pm On Jul 20, 2019
FatherBona:
[s][/s]so we should fry stone abi?
. You don’t know him.

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by FatherBona: 5:27pm On Jul 20, 2019
Switruth:
. You don’t know him.
you mean that over hyped, lewd, uncouth, self-centered, egoistic and tribalistic pig?
No, I don't know him

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Switruth: 6:45pm On Jul 20, 2019
FatherBona:
you mean that over hyped, lewd, uncouth, self-centered, egoistic and tribalistic pig?
No, I don't know him
. The guy dey live for your backyard. Hahahahahahaha

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by justmenoni: 8:06pm On Jul 20, 2019
I
Switruth:
. The guy dey live for your backyard. Hahahahahahaha
Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Enemyofpeace: 8:06pm On Jul 20, 2019
It is finished. Fatymore let's go home cry cry cry
Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Bamz(m): 8:08pm On Jul 20, 2019
Haha the problem is not the legalisation of Cannabis but Nigerians are notorious for finding innovative ways of breaking the law

We're so not ready for this.

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Codes151(m): 8:08pm On Jul 20, 2019
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GOFRONT:
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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Duplik8t77(m): 8:08pm On Jul 20, 2019
Marijuana should be legalised abeg...i dont want to be looking over my shoulder for popo when i dey smoke

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Codes151(m): 8:09pm On Jul 20, 2019
KO
FatherBona:
you mean that over hyped, lewd, uncouth, self-centered, egoistic and tribalistic pig?
No, I don't know him

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by slickbak(m): 8:09pm On Jul 20, 2019
Lol. One crazy thought of food scarcity over marijuana cultivation comes to mind

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by SUNNYCARE(m): 8:09pm On Jul 20, 2019
Dino on point, but somewhere in Africa it is a normal normal
Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by coolgb(m): 8:10pm On Jul 20, 2019
Good news for OLU IGBO

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Nobody: 8:10pm On Jul 20, 2019
They won't legalize it, they don't want their zombies supporters to wake up..

Who goes around abusing Orheptal for fúccck sake, 9ja youths dey on another level.


Plz legalize Mary no time.

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by seunmohmoh(f): 8:11pm On Jul 20, 2019
Legalize or not, youth will still abuse it.
Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Kkings11: 8:13pm On Jul 20, 2019
I have a question please. How can I know the difference between medical marijjuina and the one people smoke now.

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by TRUSTEDGUY: 8:13pm On Jul 20, 2019
All these are just idle talk. Has the so call ban prevented people taking it?
Why do we Nigerians like chasing shadows God abey oo

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Lekanbery: 8:14pm On Jul 20, 2019
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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by SaturnNick(m): 8:15pm On Jul 20, 2019
We are not civilised to that extent yet. Lawlessness go dey too much. I have experienced that in a certain locality

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by kelvinezeh55(m): 8:17pm On Jul 20, 2019
The first time i tasted weed i nearly ran mad


i chewed both the leaf and the seed. Na head i use waka that sunday

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by Kkings11: 8:17pm On Jul 20, 2019
2nd Question. (to the smokers) Why do you prefer smoking it knowing the harm it does to your lungs instead of drinkin it(as tea) fresh which is the better way of taking it.

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by kaen1317: 8:19pm On Jul 20, 2019
As Dubai continues to do wonders and all the rest of the world thinking advance thoughts like electric cars, artificial intelligence and all that, the best we can do for 5 years is talk about cow, colony, grass from Brazil and Ruga all rolled up in death, blood shed and tears. They perpetrators may go free here but they shall never be free in the hereafter

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Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by anibi9674: 8:19pm On Jul 20, 2019
Ok
Re: Akeredolu, Melaye React To Call To Legalise Marijuana by kaen1317: 8:20pm On Jul 20, 2019
As Dubai continues to do wonders and all the rest of the world thinking advance thoughts like electric cars, artificial intelligence and all that, the best we can do for 5 years is talk about cow, colony, grass from Brazil and Ruga all rolled up in death, blood shed and tears. They perpetrators may go free here but they shall never be free in the hereafter..

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