Bill To Legalise Cultivation Of Marijuana In Nigeria, Passes 2nd Reading
A bill for the legalisation and usage of non-toxicant cannabis plants for medical and scientific research is presently before the House of Representatives.
The bill, which has passed the second reading , was presented by Rep. Princess Miriam Onuoha, representing Okigwe North of Imo State.
This was disclosed by Dr. Tonye Jaja Clinton, a legal practitioner, during a media parley in Abuja on the benefits and opportunities of cannabis plants and CBD oil.He said once the bill becomes law, Nigeria has a lot to gain economically.
In other news, men of Delta State Police Command have arrested a bus driver for being in possession of 3,000 cartridges and a woman transporting marijuana and cocaine in Delta.
The suspects were paraded by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa before newsmen on Wednesday May 13.
He said the 44-year-old driver identified as Felix Ade, was arrested along Asaba expressway.
According to the police commissioner, Ade who is from Ondo state claimed he was given the boxes to deliver in Edo State. Read more here.
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