The topic of the legalization of Cannabis in Nigeria is a very sensitive one and many have shied away from expressing their views on the topic. Mavin boss Don Jazzy has, however, shared his views.
The Mavin boss reacted to the news of Zambia legalizing the plant in their country and believes Nigeria should do the same. He took to his Twitter page to reasons why the legalization would be of benefit to the country. According to him, if Zambia with a low population can make such a bold move with a population of barely 20m million, Nigeria would definitely make more.
He explained that if the National Assembly can put cannabis on the list of items to legalize, the financial state of the country would improve and there would be available funds to move the country forward.
Over time, I’ve tried to wrap my head around the criminalization of Cannabis in the country and why we continue living in self-denial, letting our faux religious and moral sentiments to becloud our sense of advancement.
So I have been thinking If Zambia with a population of barely 20 million can make this much, imagine how much Nigeria would make. Like I once said: we have a lot, yet we complain a lot.
The National Assembly can make constitutional reform that would put “cannabis” as an item on the concurrent or residual list of the constitution so that state assemblies can legislate on them. This would go a long way in making many states financially buoyant and less dependent on the Federal govt. It’s high time we stopped complaining about the unavailability of funds.