Popular music producer has taken to popular social networking platform to list out seven tangible reasons why Cannabis should be legalized in the country.
Taking to his official Twitter handle on Thursday, October 3rd, to give the reasons, Don Jazzy wrote;
“Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes.
“The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol, one of the 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids.
“Cannabis, which contains hundreds of compounds (Cannabinoids) has a psychoactive compound called delta-9-tetrhydrocannabinol(delta9-THC.)
“THC is the lipid in cannabis which gives the high sensation noticeable in the display of weed smokers.
“CBD, which is a non psychoactive compound in Cannabis cures varieties of health problems like migraines, seizures, nausea, psychosis, epilepsy inflammation, cancer e.t.c.
“The successful separation of THC from Cannabis has allowed for medical use of marijuana in many countries overseas.
“From an economic stand point, I would advise the govt to see this as an opportunity for us to diversify our oil-dependent economy.
“It won’t only help the economic development of the country, it will also create jobs for many Nigerian youths adding to 64,389 jobs the Cannabis industry created in 2018 as reported by Leafly and Whitney Economics.
“With the global cannabis industry projection of about $200 bn earnings by 2030, it would be advisable for Nigeria to make hay while the Sun shines.”