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Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by References: 7:32pm On Jun 03
Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said it is important for the country to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

He also said he was in Thailand to study the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal use.

Illegal cultivation of cannabis is common in Ondo State.

Akeredolu made the statement during a live interview programme tagged ‘Governor Speaks’, which is part of activities lined up in commemoration of his 100 days of his second term in office.

The governor was sworn in for a second term in office on February 24, 2021, after he had formerly won the October 10, 2020 governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

Speaking during a live interview, the governor said cannabis could be a strong foreign exchange earner for Nigeria if its cultivation was legalised.

Akeredolu said, “We must find a way to legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes. There is nothing wrong with it. We are only shooting ourselves in the foot. It is a foreign exchange earner for people outside the country. People want this. We ourselves, even our pharmacies want to develop...

“I travelled out of here and I was in Thailand trying to study the cultivation of cannabis for pharmaceutical use. We did all these, we even went there with NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency), the chairman at that time went with us, maybe he came and said what he went for was for a different thing but that was why we went and all I felt that let us look at the way they did it over there.

“Everybody has a drug problem, most countries have a drug problem. We are having it here, it is not as pronounced here as in other places but there are ways they went about these things that those who are involved in drugs, those who are selling, those who are exporting had other ways of doing things that they had to leave it. So, when we talk about cultivation, we are saying in which it is a monitored one, in which NDLEA will have an office (near farms).”

On January 7, 2021, Punch had reported that the House of Representatives was proposing the legalisation of cultivation and trading in cannabis for medical and cosmetic use, research purposes as well as revenue generation for Nigeria.

It was being proposed in the Cannabis Control Bill 2020, sponsored by Miriam Onuoha, which was awaiting a second reading but the bill has been met with stiff criticisms and opposition.

The legislation is titled, ‘A Bill for an Act to Regulate the Cultivation, Possession, Availability and Trade of Cannabis for Medical and Research Use, and Related Purposes.’

Cannabis cultivation and sale are presently outlawed in the country.

If the bill becomes law, hospitals and doctors will be allowed to prescribe doses of cannabis for the treatment of patients, while pharmacies and stores will be allowed to sell the drug.
http://saharareporters.com/2021/06/03/i-travelled-thailand-study-cultivation-cannabis%E2%80%93governor-akeredolu

We will keep the conversation going. Diversification is key. I am looking forward in particular to the stakeholders roundtable dialogue on Cannabis which will be holding next Monday and Tuesday as part of the #Aketi100DaysInOffice activities.

https://twitter.com/RotimiAkeredolu/status/1400500458330984448?s=19

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by SmartProf(m): 7:32pm On Jun 03
I have a feeling that after he studied the cultivation, he tasted it.

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by richmond500: 7:33pm On Jun 03
Hmm
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by serenity365: 7:38pm On Jun 03
Ok
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Charliewyt: 7:39pm On Jun 03
Man wey sabi

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Cholls(m): 7:42pm On Jun 03

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by temitope27: 7:43pm On Jun 03
Nice move, Sharp Sharp make I uproot my maize plant weed be that grin

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Frontail: 7:44pm On Jun 03
grin FKK wan become your special Aide on weed grin grin cheesy

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Chidexter(m): 7:55pm On Jun 03
Fulani Herdsmen though. Before you cultivate remember say cows too dey chop WEED... tongue

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Fulaniherdmens: 8:07pm On Jun 03
Thailand got the best weed extract and that’s why their ginger green tea is the best remedy to insomnia.
Akeredolu on the beat:
I’m a ganger planter call me the ganger farmer!!

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Sipsum: 8:19pm On Jun 03
SmartProf:
I have a feeling that after he studied the cultivation, he tasted it.

Don't mind the Igbolabi.
Iga why only canabis?, lace it with opium na.

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Sipsum: 8:20pm On Jun 03
Fulaniherdmens:
Thailand got the best weed extract and that’s why their ginger green tea is the best remedy to insomnia.
Akeredolu on the beat:
I’m a ganger planter call me the ganger farmer!!

Ganja farmer.

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Bola146(f): 8:44pm On Jun 03
We go dey alright last last in this country

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Maxymilliano(m): 8:46pm On Jun 03
No wonder he behaves like Marlians at times

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Joromi1: 8:48pm On Jun 03
I love this man. grin grin grin grin
Legalize weed like ugu. Almighty Jah Rastafari made them all.

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Tinubuadvocate: 8:52pm On Jun 03
A man was arrested in January for planting this as am writing this dude is cooling in police cell.
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by DubaiLandLord: 9:00pm On Jun 03
Tinubuadvocate:
A man was arrested in January for planting this as am writing this dude is cooling in police cell.
How many quantity was he caught with?
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Tinubuadvocate: 9:02pm On Jun 03
I think he used 10 acres of land planted it.
DubaiLandLord:
How many quantity was he caught with?
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by DubaiLandLord: 9:23pm On Jun 03
Tinubuadvocate:
I think he used 10 acres of land planted it.
He suppose get savings wey e go dey use sort out himself for situations like this one nah.

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Lanre4uonly(m): 9:25pm On Jun 03
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Tinubuadvocate: 9:29pm On Jun 03
What do you expect from local champion man.
DubaiLandLord:
He suppose get savings wey e go dey use sort out himself for situations like this one nah.
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by IamFINESSE: 9:31pm On Jun 03
grin
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Findschoolnews: 9:40am On Jun 04
you don't mean it
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Anthony0094(m): 9:40am On Jun 04
G
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Factfinder1(m): 9:40am On Jun 04
Ma nigga
Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by egenma(f): 9:41am On Jun 04
imaging. Don't he know cannabis is that plant Godcursed in the Bible that serpent gave to eve to give adam so he will be deceived. And Adam ate it and was high his eye became open , he now first noticed he has been naked all this while. God got angry with him when he began questioning his Powers.

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by ogbuefi677(m): 9:41am On Jun 04
Nnaa men,which one be this?
Wetin he 4 just ask Rauf Aregbe to show am where he plant d special breed wey he de smoke grin

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Re: Governor Akeredolu Travelled To Thailand To Study Cultivation Of Cannabis by Earlystar698(m): 9:42am On Jun 04
Nigeria youths are already misbehaving while it's still illegal what would now happen if it becomes legal

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