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Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Sanromeo(m): 8:49am On Jun 08
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has urged the Federal Government to jettison traditional orientation and “achaic” sentiment that cannabis is a “devil’s plant” by setting up legal machineries in motion to enable its use in Nigeria.

He said “cannabis is a multi-billion naira industry that can help diversify the Nigerian Economy if judiciously utilised”.

Speaking at a Stakeholders’ Roundtable on the “Benefits and Opportunities of Cannabis Plant in Nigeria” held at the International Culture and Event Center, “The Dome”, Akure, the state capital on Monday, Akeredolu called on the National Assembly to exhibit courage by amending the NDLEA Act that prohibits the consumption of cannabis in Nigeria, stating that “the medical and economic merits of the use of cannabis outweighs its demerits”.

Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, opined that advanced research has shown that the Cannabis certiva has immense economic benefits if well-utilised.

Akeredolu said , “The planet earth has a constant period of darkness and light every 24 hours which we call night and day, in like manner, just like every other crop or plant, Cannabis Sativa has both CBD and THC content which we can put it to good and bad use.

“Products with extract of Cannabis Sativa are already in our pharmaceutical sales outlets across the country. They are being imported with foreign exchange, and sold at exorbitant prices with additional, but avoidable stress on our Naira.”

He urged members of the National Assembly, the NDLEA, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and Research Institutions to have a second and deeper thought on the issue as it holds a great potential in solving the current economic woes in the country.

The Chief Panelist at the Roundtable, Benjamin Kalu, member representing Bende Federal Constituency who doubles as the spokesperson for the House of Representative, agreed with Akeredolu.

He said it has become imperative for Nigeria to review the legislation prohibiting the farming and production of Cannabis for medicinal and industrial use in Nigeria.

While applauding Akeredolu for leading the advocacy for the legalisation of cannabis, Kalu posited that the hemp is a viable prospect for the Nigeria’s diversification efforts.

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Tolu Akande-Sadipe, who was also a panelist at the roundtable, expressed optimism that the passage of the Dangerous Drugs Act [Amendment] Bill 2020, currently at second reading, would usher in a new era on medicinal cannabis production and distribution.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by SmartProf(m): 10:08am On Jun 08
This man's evangelism on cannabis cultivation & legalization in Naija has been with passion. Akeredolu has been a loud voice on this issue. If he is made minister of agriculture anyday in Naija, as his first 100days achievement he will display cannabis plantations in all states including desert areas.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by ordainbuzz(m): 10:32am On Jun 08
This man must be a highman Rastafarian, this his sermon is becoming too loud.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Cammo: 10:35am On Jun 08
Ganja men will love this.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by SMI2020: 10:58am On Jun 08
Man weh sabi..

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by slawormiir: 12:43pm On Jun 08
Damnnn niggarrrr
Am beginning to think this akerodulu is a real niggarrrr

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Tintinnoty(m): 12:43pm On Jun 08
What's this man problem with regalizing cannabis? He keeps pushing for it

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by brosom(m): 12:43pm On Jun 08
Make this man calm down with his view for now abeg,

The one wey this government take, especially Buhari still dey shark them grin.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Romanoff(f): 12:43pm On Jun 08
Good one

For our ganjaville people, this is not the type that will get you high o.

This is for medicinal use only. The intoxicating agent on the plant gets removed and sold or exported in it's raw form for CBD companies to process for medicinal purposes.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by AeroplaneApple: 12:43pm On Jun 08
Genesis 1:29

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth , and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

The good news is that weed is a plant that yield seeds grin

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Itohanmiwa: 12:43pm On Jun 08
Akeredolu my real nigga. I don't know about other areas, but here where I live it's legal in this community even the DPO for this side dey come buy sk for here dey roll enter office go light up. So the earlier they legalize it and receive tax from it the better for our economy. Let's not continue deceiving ourselves

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Xhuntra: 12:43pm On Jun 08
Its quite funny the people opposing Akeredolu are northerners (maybe due to their religion), but it will interest u to know that this same northerners are the highest consumers of marijuana in Nigeria. Go to Maiduguri, yola or any typical northern city and see for yourself

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by obochima: 12:43pm On Jun 08
Gọvanọ kacha mma

I support you.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Oyaziwolo: 12:43pm On Jun 08
Bomb de ur head

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by ictjobber: 12:44pm On Jun 08
Lol.. People keep forgetting that Nigeria is ruled by Muslims

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by SpecialAdviser(m): 12:44pm On Jun 08
Is it only me or any other person that thinks this man always make sense.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Angelfrost(m): 12:44pm On Jun 08
ordainbuzz:
This man must be a highman Rastafarian, this his sermon is becoming too loud.

Cannabis has far more medicinal and beneficial uses than your limited knowledge of it... Do some research sir. cool

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by tobtap: 12:44pm On Jun 08
arakunrin ganja farmer... nice one gov

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by channelstravel: 12:44pm On Jun 08
While Nigeria is facing more serious issues, this drug addict is thinking about marijauna.

By the way, why is marijauna illegal in a country like Nigeria, we all need it to calm our nerves because everybody head dey touch for this country

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by azraeljaheel: 12:44pm On Jun 08
Stoners full this country....


High men

Folks who wanna reason above human beings but below God ...


Legalize it so all this yoluba folks will have morale to fight for their Rights...

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by inoki247: 12:44pm On Jun 08
lol some Zombie will say we are not ripe for it...


Abeg na wen we wan ripe the world don leave us already...

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by awizza(m): 12:44pm On Jun 08
YES YES YES grin

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by 1beat(m): 12:45pm On Jun 08
Hes speaking the mind of the street ñigga
Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Chelseanababa(m): 12:45pm On Jun 08
Abi the governor dey smoke ham?

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Romanoff(f): 12:45pm On Jun 08
channelstravel:
While Nigeria is facing more serious issues, this drug addict is thinking about marijauna

Educate yourself sir.

He's advocating for medicinal use. In this form of use, the intoxicating agent is removed.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by 9jayes: 12:45pm On Jun 08
Plenty in the village

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by bhella10: 12:45pm On Jun 08
Legalize it! Sooner or later

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Pernotti: 12:45pm On Jun 08
Cannabis has been legal in my mind ever since, so this ban he's talking about is new to me.

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Mabella18(f): 12:46pm On Jun 08
Wahala

I can write your thesis and dissertations at affordable prices.....hit me up wink

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Re: Legalise Cultivation Of Cannabis, Akeredolu Urges FG by Ihateniggov: 12:46pm On Jun 08
Nice move. Akeredolu is an intelligent man unlike the men in Abuja

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