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UN advises Nigeria to Legalise Marijuana Use for Medical Purposes



UN advises Nigeria to Legalise Marijuana Use for Medical Purposes - BellaNaijaThe United Nations (UN) has approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes and has urged Nigeria to legalise it for the same purpose, Vanguard reports.

Harsheth Kaur Virk, the Project Officer of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Nigeria made this known in a one-day public hearing held by the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Health on the need to curb the pharmaceutical drug abuse among the Nigerian youth.

Cannabis is a miracle drug when allowed for medical purposes, she said.

Nigeria as a sovereign Nation has its stringent laws against it but international conventions of the UN have approved it for medical purposes based on outcome of researches conducted to that effect by globally recognized institutes.

She urged that it be legalised only for medical purposes, and not recreational.

She also advised that people addicted to drugs be treated as sick and rehabilitated, and not convicted. She said:

The Drugs and Crime office of the UN sees addictive drugs users as people who are sick, in need of treatment, care and rehabilitation.


  1. Deleke

    March 27, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Fair shout and then you see the surge in hospital visits by all and sundry. Creating another side hustle for the doctors and nurses. No thanks United Nations.

    • Oyda

      March 27, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Exactly! Does research suggest that Nigeria ness this? What’s the plan for managing the supply and use.
      In a country battling with deep corruption.

      Theses suggestions are suited to countries that actually have a health care system. BabY steps my people!

      This is what happens when you go around begging for bread, you get offered stones!

  2. o

    March 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Ordinary tramadol and benly with codein is causing serious issues and cannot be controlled. You now want to add medical marijuana. Ok o

  3. LOL

    March 27, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Have they gotten the Us to pass marijuana in all their states? Lol can people even afford treatment in hospitals to get the medical marijuana

  4. Dr.N

    March 27, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    O di egwu!

  5. mimi

    March 27, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    They should go with their suggestions abeg…they keep looking for ways to reduce our population, pls leave us as we are, we will manage ourselves just fine.

  6. tunmi

    March 28, 2018 at 3:10 am

    This is a great idea. Whoever is going to smoke will smoke but there are many benefits of marijuana. It helps with epilepsy and poor appetite. It can also be used in manufacturing.

    And it will be sure to create jobs and boost the economy

  7. Tingting

    March 28, 2018 at 4:15 am

    The country has enough mental cases, please don’t add to our problems jare.

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