Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Seun Kuti calls for legalization of marijuana in Nigeria

Seun Kuti the outspoken son of music legend, Fela Kuti, spoke up on why 'weed' should be legalized in Nigeria during an interview with The Nation newspaper.

“There are doctors and scientists who believe that marijuana should be legalised. There are also lawyers, judges, and politicians who believe that the war on drugs is a false war. That is actually a war on the poor people all over the world, because poor people and rich people use drugs to be sane. But you will find that here, people are in jail more for drug use” Seun vented to the newspaper.

the musician and avid 'weed' user also spoke on the fact that the Nigerian Government has not done any research on marijuana and its uses.

“We as Africans had no reason to ban marijuana. It was done out of the U.S. lobby, forcing our governments to ban the drug. I don’t think that the Nigerian government has ever carried out any independent research on marijuana. One of the biggest markets in the world for marijuana in the world is Israel (which is a more religious country than Nigeria). But they understand the benefits… especially the economic benefits. So much wealth can be generated from it, but that is another issue entirely.”

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