Controversial afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, has called on the Nigerian government to consider legalising cannabis.
According to the Grammy-nominated singer, no one has been able to prove that marijuana use causes any disease.
Speaking in a recent Instagram live session with fans, Kuti said Nigeria has lost its unique strain of marijuana because of the ban on it in the country.
According to him: “Nobody can show me any scientific evidence that links marijuana use to any disease.
“Africa used to have the best marijuana in the world but we’ve lost that strain of marijuana that they use to grow in Obiarukwu forest in Asaba and Sapele in the Delta region. We’ve lost it because she didn’t encourage the cultivation.
“Now, the West have the best marijuana. Germany is going to legalise it very soon. France, Britain and America are talking about it too. It’s already legalised in Canada.
“Has Nigeria government independently carried out any research on marijuana use? Even in Israel, the land of your ‘lord’, the ‘holy land’, marijuana is legal. In fact, Israel is at the forefront of medical marijuana research.”
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