We will oppose any bill that seeks to legalise marijuana in Nigeria – House of Representatives

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The Nigerian House of Representatives has stated that it will oppose any bill that seeks to legalise marijuana in the country.

When the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, went before the House Committee on Narcotics for budget defence, Francis Agbo, the chairman of the House Committee on Narcotics, made this known.

Agbo stated that the committee is considering amending the NDLEA bill to guarantee that the agency receives appropriate budget.

 

He added that the 9th Assembly will not support any bill to legalise marijuana in Nigeria, and called for tougher sanctions against drug peddlers.

He said: “We are not supporting the so-called legitimization of Cannabis. This committee is not fronting for that bill, is not proposing that bill because we know very clearly that Nigeria is a heavy user of Cannabis,.

“So if there is so much madness, killings and so on in the country now, if we legitimize Cannabis, the madness would quadruple.”

This comes after Burna Boy said that hypocrisy is why marijuana is yet to be legalised in Nigeria. According to him, “everybody does it, but no one wants to be the one that is seen talking about it.”


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