The Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to legalize marijuana in Nigeria “for medical reasons”.
YaahooJournalist reports that Governor Akeredolu drew the attention of President Buhari to the importance of legalizing marijuana while inviting him for the commissioning of the N5 billion flyover bridge in Ore.
This online news medium gathered that Governor Akeredolu informed President Buhari of the medical significance of marijuana during his chat with journalists.
His words: “As you all know, I’ll be three years in office on Feb. 24 and activities lined up in celebration of our third year in office include the inauguration of many of the projects which we have concluded.
“And that is why I have come to see the President and to personally invite him to inaugurate the iconic flyover that we have in Ore, which Ondo State built over a federal road because we have enough carnage at that spot in Ore.
“The flyover cost us over N5 billion. It is an important project for us.”
Speaking on his campaign for the legalization of marijuana, he said: “It’s not because I take it; I take CBD, that’s the oil, for medical purposes. I am convinced about the use to which we can put marijuana.
“I know of the fact because we had to bring in experts, who have gone round and believe that the strain of marijuana that we grow in Ogbese in Ondo State is the best in the world.
“So, if you have that then a government must find a way to put it into good use.
“Our own is that the pathway to growing marijuana is for medical reasons, not for anybody to smoke.”