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Cannabis Shouldn’t Be Legalized – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa has come out to say that the current moves to legalise cannabis would fail at the National Assembly.

He recently revealed this while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to him, the fact of the matter is that any legislator at the National Assembly who vote to legalise cannabis would not dare return to their constituencies.

He added that cannabis has destroyed a lot of lives across the country and should not be legalised for monetary profits.

His words, “So, while we appreciate those who want to legalise it for financial gains, we have to be careful to reconcile it with life. So, it’s money versus life. And up to this point, science has not developed up to the point where it can remove the THC in cannabis to zero.”

“Therefore, cannabis is harmful to our health; it is a danger to society. We must never allow its legalisation. What’s more, Nigeria has 10.6 million cannabis users; this is the highest in the world. Isn’t it sad?”

“We can never support legalisation and I don’t see how the National Assembly would pass the Act because I know 90 per cent or more of the honorable and distinguished members of the National Assembly know the implications of this legalisation.”

“They dare not go back to their constituencies if anyone signs legalisation because we’re seeing the implication on the ground. The youths, the families are being destroyed because of cannabis and drugs. It wouldn’t be legalised by the grace of God.”


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