HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE MOVE TO LEGALIZE THE PRODUCTION OF INDIAN HEMP.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 8, 2021
House of Representative move to legalize the cultivation, production and sales of Indian Hemp in Nigeria has elicited diverse reactions from concerned Nigerians.
The bill sponsored by Princess Miriam Onuoha, the law maker representing Okigwe North of Imo state has passed second reading on the floor of the House.
Trust Mene Ade, a legal Practitioner who was speaking in an interview with Radio Rivers Coresspondent Neebari-Dum-Nwalu lauded the move by the House, saying the intent of the law is for medicinal use.
He spoke on the numerouse benefits the cultivation would bring to the nation, stressing that asides the health benefits, it will create jobs for youths and boost the nation’s economy.
Also speaking, Nuzha Kucha however expressed concern over the availability of the plant, citing abuse, increase in crime and violence in the society.
He lamented that the poor attitude of regulating agencies in the country would lead to a sabotage of the entire process.
Others said the increase in supply of Indian Hemp would lead to an increase in its consumption and abuse.