Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has shared the plans of the state government to grow marijuana a.k.a Indian hemp or cannabis for reasons related to medicine and the economy.
Mr Rotimi, was in Thailand yesterday with the the head of the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Muhammad Abdallah for a programme on medicinal cannabis extract development.
On Twitter, today, he broke down the details of his trip and said Nigeria will not be doing well for herself if she does not utilize the economic value of marijuana, which is banned in the country.
His words, “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria. We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine State. With an estimated value of $145 Billion in 2025, we would be shortchanging ourselves if we failed to tap into the Legal Marijuana Market.
“Our focus now is Medical Marijuana cultivation in controlled plantations under the full supervision of the @ndlea_nigeria. I strongly implore the FG to take this seriously as it is a thriving industry that will create 1000’s of Jobs for our youth & spur Economic Diversification.”