Son of late Afro legend, Seun Kuti, appears to be towing his late father’s footstep, as he said that the Nigerian government was ill advised to put an embargo on the use of marijuana.
According to him, “There are doctors and scientists who believe that marijuana should be legalized. There are also lawyers, judges, and politicians who believe that the war on drugs is a false war.
“That is actually a war on the poor people all over the world, because both the poor people and rich people use drugs to be sane. But you will find that here, people are in jail more for drug use.”
“I believe that the decision is a carryover of colonial law,” Seun noted.
He further pointed out that, “We as Africans had no reason to ban marijuana. It was done out of the United State lobby, forcing our governments to ban the drug.
“One of the biggest markets in the world for marijuana in the world is Israel, which is a more religious country than Nigeria,” he quipped.
“But they understand the benefits,” he continued, “especially the economic benefits. So much wealth can be generated from it, but that is another issue entirely.
“I don’t think that the Nigerian government has ever carried out any independent research on marijuana, so why did they ban its use?” Seun quizzically noted.