- Comedian Seyi Law has revealed his stance on the use and cultivation of marijuana in Nigeria
- The comedian in an exclusive chat with Legit TV noted that countries around the world are legalizing the use as such Nigeria should do same
- Seyi Law hinted at the possibility of him joining the marijuana industry if it becomes legal in Nigeria
Popular Nigerian comedian Seyi Law appears to be among several other Nigerians who are of the opinion that marijuana should become legalized in the country.
The celebrated comic act revealed his stance during an exclusive chat with Legit TV on Wednesday, June 24.
According the entertainer, countries around the world have legalized the use of marijuana while Nigeria continues to shy away despite the fact that the plant is being grown and used in several parts of the country.
Seyi noted that the marijuana industry is a multi-billion dollar sector that should be strongly considered as opposed to shutting it out because of the morals of a certain group of people.
According to him, these individuals who are against legalization of marijuana on a moral basis are the same ones who may secretly take advantage of the plant in future.
He said: "This is a multi billion dollar industry that you are killing because of some people’s moral; who tomorrow would probably hide somewhere behind their doors and enjoy a puff."
Speaking further, the celebrated comedian noted that it gives him serious concern that resources are being wasted in the country.
Reiterating his point about moralists who are against marijuana, Seyi wondered if such individuals would refuse the use of marijuana if it is prescribed to them for medical use.
Seyi made it clear that if marijuana is legalized in the country he may consider joining the business.
He said: "If they legalize it today, probably people like us will go into the business”
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In 2019, the governor of Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu, visited Thailand with the NDLEA boss to learn how to legally grow cannabis and make revenue for Ondo state. The governor said the plan was to ensure that his state cultivates cannabis to help in the health sector.
He argued that apart from the revenue it would generate, it would also provide employment for thousands of youth.